SEXUAL MINORITIES UGANDA (SMUG) SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE LGBTIQ+ COMMUNITY IN UGANDA A PRE-COVID 19 TO POST-COVID 19 SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS A publication of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) Kampala, Uganda December 2020  Researchers GEOFFREY OGWARO Senior Research and Policy Officer-SMUG &  REGINA TUSIIME Research Assistant/Research and Policy Officer-SMUG SEXUAL MINORITIES UGANDA(SMUG) Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)

Sexual Minorities Uganda Findings On Effects of COVID-19 On Membership Organizations

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LGBTIQ community has also been affected in different ways. We have faced social, legal and economic challenges given homophobic attitudes and punitive laws in the country. Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) a network of different organisations working and dealing with the rights of the LGBTIQ people in Uganda. It mainly

Sexual Minorities Uganda Report on the impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTIQ Community Individuals In Uganda.

The current COVID-19 pandemic has had very many different impacts both globally and even on individual communities. It has created a lot of instability in terms of sustainability and other different areas of people’s lives.Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) a network of different organisations working and dealing with the rights of the LGBTIQ people in Uganda.

Sexual Minorities Uganda Hosts Photovoice Exhibition.

Monday 17th August 2020. Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) & Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG Wetegeleze Photovoice Exhibition Press Release On 14 August 2020, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) jointly hosted a Photovoice Exhibition dubbed Wetegeleze, a Luganda word that means ‘observe/understand/be critical/get to know/analyze. The exhibition is the culmination of

Gender Non Conforming People(GNC). Are We Ready To Have this Conversation?

Knowing and using people’s preferred gender pronouns is one step towards building a happier community, this is why Sexual Minorities Uganda has delved into a conversation about Gender Non-Conforming people in a bid to shed light on who they are. Discrimination of Gender Non-Conforming(GNC) people who do not identify as exclusively male or female, occurs in religious, social, legal, medical


The COVID-19 pandemic has no doubt presented an unprecedented condition that has affected and crippled the operation of businesses, offices, industries, travel, closure of airspace, and borders world over forcing governments to put in place extra preventive measures in-country to reduce the spread of the pandemic.   The President’s address[1] prohibited people to people interactions and

Know Your Rights, An Understanding of the Legal Framework for Advocacy during COVID-19 Pandemic.

Background; Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) through the REAct Project under Safety and Protection Department working with Research & Documentation and Linking Learning Department runs the KNOW YOUR RIGHTS program.  The Know your Rights Program is an initiative that started about three-four years ago against the need and background to equip LGBTI organization leaders and community

Health Workers & the LGBTIQ Response to COVID19 in Uganda.

Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG in partnership with Amnesty Denmark held an online meeting with LGBTIQ people and health workers from various parts of the country. The meeting was meant to discuss,  Health, Communication and Security during the COVID-19 pandemic .While giving the opening remarks, Dr Frank Mugisha the Sexual Minorities Uganda Executive Director thanked the participants for