Asked about the health services seeking trends and averages for these different Key population clusters at MARPI, Majorine explains that the highest percentage of clients are sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), IDUs, transgender persons and lesbians in that order.
One of my greatest dreams for my art is to pass on the skill especially to LGBTI persons in Uganda; we could use the pieces for advocacy as well as channel this into an income generating project that the youths in the community are evidently very in need of. Hopefully, a space and opportunity to pass this on to my peers will come up soon.
FARUG Executive Director Ssenfuka J Warry noted that most LGBTI people are faced with the a difficult coming out process based on the reality that most fami,lies are very misinformed about gender and sexual minorities. She emphasized the need for parents to create time with their children and actually get to know them. Ms. Warry also called upon religious leaders to always preach love not hate saying that all human beings were created in God’s image and that no human has a right to judge another.
Kuchu Times Media Group (KTMG) is in the early stages of putting together the fourth issue of Bombastic Magazine. There are lots of ways that you can get involved in the magazine and one of these ways is helping determine the direction of this publication.
Being a community initiative, we thought it best to put the ball in your court. What would you like to see in the next issue, what topics would you love to see addressed, what issues remain untackled or what would you want us (as a community) to debunk?
The ladies at Women’s Organisation Network for Human Rights’ Advocacy (WONETHA) have highlighted changing of public perception towards sex workers as one of their thematic areas. They continuously engage with the Police and several policy influencers on how the laws affect them and how they (the laws) are taken out of context and used against them.