On 26th January 2011, Uganda’s LGBT community woke up to news that activist David Kato had been brutally murdered at his home in Mukono; this was news that would go on to reshape the journey of the country’s LGBT movement.
shares The Kuchu Times Field Director was part of the group of writers from Sub-Saharan Africa that attended a four day workshop in Cape Town from 6th to 11th November 2016 on how to effectively cover religion and SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression) issues in their countries organised by Religion News Foundation […]
In his key note speech, the Programmes Director of Ice Breakers Uganda Dennis Wamala noted the continued discrimination and stigmatization of HIV positive persons within the LGBT community. He urged the community to be more embracing and supportive of people living with HIV as they (the community) know first hand what it is like to be discriminated because of something they have no control over.
shares SPecTrUm Uganda Press release Spectrum Uganda is a nongovernmental organization that advocates for human and health rights of sexual minorities and provides preventive, care and support health services to key populations groups/communities in Uganda. Spectrum Uganda initiatives is struggling to bring about an increased awareness among the general public on their human and health […]
WONETHA strives to improve socioeconomic opportunities for sex workers and to empower them to organize and advocate for equitable access to health care, legal and social protection services. Established in 2008 to address rampant discrimination in health care systems, social stigma and as well as to advocate against punitive and restrictive legislation and policies that encourage violations of sex workers’ rights, the organization has since grown into a registered membership of over 800 members and thousands of beneficiaries.
During the 16 days, we will not only raise awareness about the prevalence and devastating impact of gender violence, but also celebrate victories gained by the Women’s Rights Movement, challenge policy and practice that allow women to be targeted for acts of violence and demand that violence against women be recognized as an abuse of human rights.
Four years down the road, their vision has come to life with the establishment expanding to a bigger space and more client numbers registered. The new clinic space has a fully stocked dispensary, laboratory, consultation and nurses’ rooms. They have also increased the number of examination/resting beds to allow for more clients to access services.
According to the SMUG Executive Director, Dr Frank Mugisha, the case against Scott Lively is not about what he said but rather what he did. He explains that on top of Lively’s actions which included leaving the US to export hatred to Uganda, the preacher’s involvement in the hate propaganda against Uganda’s sexual and gender minorities resulted into grave implications like media outings and further discrimination
After sharing our fateful story with many of our friends and partners within and outside Uganda, our joy was restored when the International HIV/AIDS Alliance listened to our cries and helped to relocate us. A big thank you to SMUG, Hrapf, Spectrum, ERWEO, Kuchu Times and Chapter Four, who were really there for RUMI in terms of encouraging us and providing referrals. Our new address is;Plot 13, Bugwe road, Maluku, MBALE district.