Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Tanzania experience substantial prejudice, discrimination, and violence, which has a significantly negative impact on their well-being, and are being denied their most basic human rights. I talked to three Tanzanian LGBT activists who are themselves members of Tanzania’s LGBT community to learn more about the lives of LGBT people in Tanzania. Lulu is a lesbian woman in her late twenties, Grace is a trans woman in her mid-twenties, and Baraka is a gay man in his mid-thirties
RICHARD LUSIMBO ON LIFE, ASPIRATIONS AND HIS NEW ROLE AT PAN AFRICA ILGA
Richard, whose love and enthusiasm for the community he serves is clearly evident, spoke to us about his life, his modest contribution and hopes for the Ugandan movement as well as what his new role means for us as a community.
OPPORTUNITY: EAVA SEEKS TO RECRUIT AN OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
We are looking for an experienced Administrative Officer to manage the daily administrative operations of East Africa Visual Artists LTD. You will be a part of the management team reporting directly to the CEO and your work will be a critical factor in our overall performance.
OPPORTUNITY: CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF KTMG
Kuchu Times Media Groups is looking for self-driven and dedicated persons to join our Board of Directors. The BOD will be tasked with bringing skills and experience in setting KTMG on a sustainable and fiscal pathway to expand our reach and capacity as a media house focused on serving Uganda’s LGBT community.
ICEBREAKERS LAUNCHES ONE STOP DATA POINT FOR THE COMMUNITY
Ice Breakers Uganda, earlier this week, launched their data awareness and digitalization project aimed at developing and promoting digital data collection and storage practices within LGBT and sex worker organizations.
UNESO HOLDS INAUGURAL AGM
She also added that there was still a huge gap in rural organizing which was very challenging. She pledged UNESO’s commitment to continue their nationwide mapping of sex worker led organizations.
OPPORTUNITY: CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR COMMUNITY MONITORS
The International Community of Women Living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA) together with HEPS Uganda and Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) have received funding from PEPFAR Uganda to implement a 6-months Community Led Monitoring (CLM) Pilot Project in Uganda. We are seeking to recruit 40 community monitors who will be stationed across 13 PEPFAR implementing mechanisms in the regions of; Teso sub region, Eastern, Jinja, Acholi sub region, West Nile, Kampala metropolitan, South Western, Rwenzori region, Central 1 (Mubende), Central 2 (Masaka), and Mid-west (Hoima).
RELLA WF PUSHES FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF LBQ WOMEN
She further explained that the organization had come to the realization that survival in the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for everyone and therefore, there was need to find strategies to transition and adjust to the new normal.