The mental health program uses counselling and counsellor-led activities such as group therapies. We are looking for a psychologist to lead mental health activities. The successful candidate will undergo probation for a period of three months (October 2016- December 2016); after which he/she will be our lead counsellor in the mental health programs in 2017 upon satisfactory performance.
SASHA: From Congo, through Burundi to Uganda in Search of Acceptance and Peace
Because all the money she had had been spent on hotel fares, she was left with no option but to flee to Nakivale refugee camp in western Uganda and there she found other LGBTI refugees from Congo and Burundi. After three months in the camp, the anal scars ruptured and the Angels Refugee support group an organization that supports LGBTI refugees in Uganda was called in to help.
Rainbow Mirrors in Fundraising Drive for Second Annual Production
Asked what her vision for Slaved Up is, Rainbow Mirror’s ED Abdul Jamal sad she sees the event as an empowering point for transgender persons, through the use of visual and performing arts for global justice and social change. She further explained that the objectives of the event were to share ideas, knowledge and experiences for social communal change, develop cooperation and partnerships between community members and different service providers, create a platform for communication through visual and performing arts.
OPPORTUNITY: HURIDOCS Seeks new Executive Director effective immediately.
HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International) is an international NGO based in Geneva, Switzerland. Since its establishment in 1982, its focus has been to provide advice and assistance to human rights organisations in developing best practices for their documentation work, as well as providing digital solutions for the management and analysis of their human rights information.
Nicholas Opiyo to Receive Human Rights Watch Award
This year, together with Kailpona from Bangladesh, Pierre Claver Mbonipa from Burundi, Younous Muhammedi from Afaghanistan and Ratnaboli Ray from India, Chapter Four’s Nicholas Opiyo will receive this prestigious award.
Freedom and Roam Uganda Commissions Shoe Project
With the economic space being one of the most problematic areas for Uganda’s LGBTI community, projects like FARUG’s economic empowerment initiative continue to bring to the fore front the skills that are so often not recognized in Uganda’s sexual and gender minorities’ community and also provide a source of livelihood to many.
KUCHU BLACKMAILER NETTED: Urgent Call to the Community to be Vigilant and Mindful of their Security
This is not the first blackmail case being reported from the Ugandan LGBTI community, there have been a number of similar cases reported with the number hiking after the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in 2013.Also, just a couple of weeks ago, a number of gay men from Bwaise were enticed to a deserted place where they were tortured. They too met their torturers on facebook.
QUZAH LIBYA: Taking Baby Steps in Defending LGBTI Rights in a Highly Homophobic Nation
There is also no governmental or non-governmental organisations that protects sexual minorities’ rights. Furthermore, there are no legal proceedings for the protection of sexual minorities’ rights as the new government is still weak and courts and the justice system are ineffective also for investigations and prosecutions.
TRANZ NETWORK UGANDA: Building a Safe Space for Transgender Ugandans
Tranz Network therefore used such issues a basis to embark on a journey to create a space where their members can regain self-esteem as well as advocate for their rights. Tranz Network Uganda has also registered some remarkable achievements ever since its inception. They work through public education, speak openly about their identity telling the masses about who they are and the challenges they face. TNU has also strived to make sure that they sensitize Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual persons about trans issues, expounding more on the concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Sandra Ntebi commonly known as “Krazy” among her peers was born on this day. She is an out and passionate advocate for the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons in Uganda and was part of this movement building. Sandra currently serves as the chairperson for the national LGBTI security committee, a […]