Despite the Republic of Uganda's constitution, chapter 4, article 24 and 27 that addresses the “right to Dignity and Privacy for all respectively”, and the SDGs. LBQ women continue to emerge victims of gender based violence. The 16 Days of Activism against gender based violence, is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs from 25th November to 10th December which is the Human Rights day. This campaign was initiated in 1991 by the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute, held by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University.

This year, Rella Rights 4 Her Foundation has decided to address the different forms of violence that LBQ women in Uganda face. These forms of violence are surprisingly supposed to be protected by the rights of LBQ women as humans before anything else.

LBQ women continue to struggle with getting employed due to the discrimination they face in work spaces, hence causing many to continuously wallow in poverty.

It is a continuous struggle accessing SRHR services due to the various stereotypes and lack of information related to queer women. Our sisters struggle to acquire an education due to their sexuality, since queer girls are expelled once discovered.

Sadly, most development programs only provide support to heterosexual couples and families.

Often discrimination against LBQ women are reinforced by policies, laws and practices that either fail to take LBQ women’s needs to account or deliberately exclude them. The high rate of homelessness among LBQ women, is a challenge directly linked to discrimination, and a first-hand problem we address as an entity.

LBQ women continue to be victims of hate crime which acts of violence are not taken into record due to their sexuality.

If this is not enough reason to #BlowtheWhistle and #EndViolenceAgainstAllWomen then you might be part of the percentage that believes in human rights but excludes so many humans from Humanity circle.

None of us are less humans than others, not for race, not for class, not for religion and definitely not for sexuality. #WewillnotbeSilenced.