Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) is an umbrella non-governmental organization based in Kampala, Uganda. SMUG advocates for the protection and promotion of human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ugandans.
WHAT IS SEXUAL MINORITIES UGANDA?
Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) was formed in March 2004 as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) non-government network to address Human Rights emerging issues based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Today the network comprises 18 LGBTI organizations all working to advocate for rights of LGBTI. The umbrella entity SMUG is entrusted with the responsibility of advocacy for policy reforms as Member Organizations offer services on economic empowerment, health, counseling and guidance and other services to the LGBT community. in that, SMUG works closely with indigenous, regional and international human rights organizations and persons to end discrimination and injustices towards LGBTI persons in Uganda.
To monitor, coordinate, and support member organizations to achieve their objectives aimed at the Liberation of LGBTI people.
A Liberated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people of Uganda.
To advocate and lobby through coordination of efforts by local and international bodies for the equality of all Ugandans irrespective of gender, age, sexual orientation, tribe, religion, and social status.
To build and strengthen visibility through media, literature, dialogues, debates, and drama
To advocate and lobby for social and judicial inclusion of people with diversity
To fight against HIV/AIDS in the LGBTI, MSM and WSW community
To generate data and information, and knowledge on LGBTI human rights abuses and provide remedies.
Justice and Equality
Respect for diversity
Advocacy and Policy change
Research and Documentation
Safety and Protection