Ugandan human rights activist and videographer Deus Kiriisa, commonly referred to as Deus Dejones within the LGBTI community is among thirty people who were this week honoured by the Ambassador of Norway in the United States together with the Human Rights Campaign.
Dejones was recognized for his inspirational work with Voices Combating Homophobia in Uganda (VoCHU), a televised platform that pays attention to the lives of LGBTI Ugandans. The honorary recognition was delivered during a reception to applaud thirty outstanding international LGBTIQ leaders in HRC’s Global Innovative Advocacy Summit held in Washington DC.
Dejones works closely with and under the leadership OF Combating Voices’ founders and human rights activists Pepe Onziema and Tim McCarthy.
WHO IS DEUS KIRIISA ‘DEJONES’?
Dejones is a journalist by profession and a human rights activist. He has been at the forefront of advocating for LGBTI and sex workers rights in Uganda and has previously worked with Kampus Liberty Uganda, Triumph Bi East Africa, interned with UHAI-eashri and currently serves as a Ugandan correspondent for VoCHU. He takes great pride in serving the Ugandan gender and sexual minority movement with a hope to create visibility and awareness of sexual minorities through social media.