It is essential for the international community, human rights organizations, and concerned citizens to continue to pressure the Ugandan government to repeal this discriminatory law and work towards a more inclusive and equitable society where the rights of all individuals are respected and protected. Until then, the struggle for LGBTIQ+ rights in Uganda remains a crucial battle for human rights and dignity.
Like many young LGBTIQ identifying Ugandans, Criton fled his homeland for Nairobi after suffering discrimination and harassment from his community and loved ones. The father of one hoped to create a better life for himself and never dreamt that this pursuit of happiness and acceptance would only lead to his demise.
The KuchuCare App will provide accessible and friendly health care services specifically tailored for LGBTQ people in just one click in the palm of their hands. Among this will be the ability to find a friendly health facility near you, the ability to find deliverable safe sex consumables and emergency medication as well as the ability to talk to a friendly doctor, counsellor or peer of your choice for health information and psycho-social support.
We do not as a group entity, support any one political party. In fact, individual LGBTIQ+ persons will be differently affiliated to a political party or ideology of their choice as is Constitutionally allowed and provided. The service organizations that support our wellbeing are also equally non-partisan, recognizing that our only mandate is to serve our members and clients with the services that they need.
The report further reveals that local council authorities were reported to be high violators of the rights of key populations accounting for a whopping 47.6% of the documented cases. The Uganda Prisons and Uganda Police came second and third as the highest abusers of the rights of key populations in Uganda as per the officially recoded cases.