January 2018

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Uganda’s Clare Byarugaba Selected for Aspen Institute New Voices Fellowship

Clare currently coordinates the Equality and Non-Discrimination program at Chapter Four Uganda, a civil liberties organization that focuses on the promotion of civil and political rights for all. Between 2012 and 2014, she coordinated a national coalition of over 50 organizations that used their collective power to fight against the 2009 Anti-Homosexuality bill. Her commitment to continue working on LGBTQ rights issues was tested when she was publicly exposed by a Ugandan media outlet weeks after the anti-gay law was institutionalized.

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BOTSWANA COMMENDED FOR PROGRESS IN UPHOLDING RIGHTS OF LGBT PERSONS

Botswana’s human rights record was assessed at the 3rd Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, Switzerland. Botswana was commended by member states for the progress they have made in upholding the human rights of LGBT. With particular reference to the registration of LEGABIBO and according transgender persons the right to change their gender marker.

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: OGERA DOCUMENTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST SEX WORKERS

“We realized that words alone cannot convey the untold misery endured by sex workers in their different diversities. We need to develop an everlasting evidence based approach by bringing together the voices of the victims with an intention of inspiring others to stand against this illicit act of killing and brutalizing sex workers who the world has judged to be obscene.