May 2016

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HRAPF Trains LGBTI Leaders on How to Engage the Police and Judiciary

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.

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YHEPP Releases A Guide to Help LGBTI Youth Deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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.

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“#TACKLE HOMOPHOBIA” SEXUAL MINORITIES UGANDA CELEBRATES IDAHOBIT 2016.

shares   Today Sexual Minorities Uganda the umbrella organization for NGOs in Uganda advocating for human rights of lesbian,gay,bisexual,transgender and intersex persons, hosted an event to commemorate International day against Homophobia, Biphobia Lesbophobia and Transphobia under the theme: MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING. IDAHOBIT is celebrated the world over in commemoration of 17th May 1990 when […]

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DIPLOMATS IN UGANDA JOIN LGBTI LEADERS TO COMMEMORATE IDAHOBIT

shares 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 […]