The film explores views from the police, lawyers, pastors and health practitioners on how they are closely working with sex workers to fight violence. The film is a blueprint for people passionate about promoting protection and respect for all Ugandans as provided for in the constitution.
From the training, it was clear that there is very little awareness and understanding of the issues affecting people from the gender and sexual minority community on the part of the Police and the judiciary. Under section 145 of the Penal Code Act, any one charged with carnal knowledge against the order of nature is punishable with life imprisonment; it is upon this background that LGBTI persons are continuously subjected to unfair legal treatment as their mere existence is considered a crime.
The guide indicates some of the major causes of PTSD as being sexual abuse, emotional abuse, rape, being held hostage, hijacking, kidnapping and being subjected to torture. It also lists some of the most common symptoms of the disorder as- flashbacks, bad dreams, frightening thoughts, feeling emotionally numb, having trouble recollecting memories, feeling of strong guilt or worry, being easily startled, difficulty sleeping, and anger outbursts among other.
The Uganda Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex leaders joined the Ugandan diplomatic representatives to commemorate the International day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia at a cocktail reception hosted by the Honorable Dutch Ambassador HE Alphons J.A.J.M.G Hennekens. Representatives from various Missions and civil society were in attendance. Below is the speech by the host Ambassador […]
And while South Africa has a famously inclusive constitution that protects the rights of its gay citizens, an Afrobarometer survey recently found that 21% of South Africans aren’t tolerant of homosexuals, with corrective rape of women and hate crimes against gay men, especially in rural communities, continuing to pose a serious problem.