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.
Ugandan feminist and human rights defender Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera has been featured in a CNN series titled HER. Kasha appears in the series as one of seven women that have tirelessly worked towards creating a safer and equal world for women.
The digital series which has been compiled in celebration of the International Women Day (8th March) sees a fearless woman represent each of the seven continents- with Kasha representing Africa.
Godiva who is an ardent feminist and human rights defender will explore the issues that affect women, how best to move forward in a world so dominantly defined by men as well as how to be stronger and proud women irrespective of social status, gender identity, sexual orientation as well as breaking the barriers that have been forced upon women by culture and religion.
Shamim Namutebi is a transwoman that is determined to rise above whatever hurdles life throws her way. She has been lynched and left for dead; in fact she still breathes with difficulty, the people she once called her friends have betrayed and deserted her, she has sought refuge from one home to another but all this is nothing compared to the fierce and strong spirit she continues to exhibit.