For immediate release and circulation. CALL TO ACTION BY UGANDA’S LGBTQI+ COMMUNITY . OCTOBER 17, 2019, KAMPALA, UGANDA: The constitutional court nullified the Anti-homosexuality Act in August of 2014 but there has been numerous press over the past weeks about a plan by a section of Ugandan legislature to re-introduce the law. In order to
Sexual Minorities Uganda condemns all efforts by the government of Uganda to reintroduce the anti-homosexuality bill. In a press interview our Programs Director said, “ What came to my mind was NOT AGAIN!, we do not need this bill. We were not surprised though because every time elections are looming there’s a stir, we’ve been
(Kampala, Uganda) 9th October, 2019 Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the entire Ugandan Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Community stands together to strongly condemn the brutal murder of Brian Wasswa – a young paralegal professional, respected community member, and Children of the Sun Foundation (COSF) focal person living in Jinja. On Friday 4th October
Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG on the 23rd August 2019 had an advocacy strategy meeting for the SMUG Vs URSB Civil Appeal Case. This after Honorable Justice Patricia Basaza Wasswa on 14th June 2018 upheld Uganda Registration Services Bureau-URSB refusal to reserve and register Sexual Minorities Uganda saying the name is undesirable. In her ruling Justice Basaza said although
Sexual Minorities Uganda joined PITCH platform members for the mid year review meeting. According to our Research and Documentation officer Richard Lusimbo, the meeting will address the outcomes from the advocacy work done between January and June 2019 and also focus on planning for 2020. “Sexual Minorities Uganda has made great progress on towards achieving
Sexual Minorities Uganda congratulates Ms Winnie Byanyima upon being appointed as the Executive Director at UNAIDS In a statement released by UNAIDS she said; “I am honoured to be joining UNAIDS as the Executive Director at such a critical time in the response to HIV,” said Ms Byanyima. “The end of AIDS as a public
Sexual Minorities Uganda Executive Director Dr Frank Mugisha Moderated a Panel Discussion as one of the ways to acclimatize Right Here Right Now platform members with the LGBTIQ acronyms and what they stand for. This session was held as part of a a dialogue was meant to inform platform members on the various issues of
Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) engaged with Right Here Right Now(RHRN) platform members in Uganda. The dialogue was meant to inform platform members on the various issues of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) that affect Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex and Queer persons in the country. While giving his welcome remarks, Dr Frank Mugisha our
Sexual Minorities Uganda visited and held dialogue meetings with three membership organizations in the Eastern Region of Uganda. These organizations include Triumph Uganda, Eastern Region Women’s Empowerment Organization – ERWEO, and Holistic Organization to Promote Equality-Hope Mbale. Sean Awali the Executive director hope Mbale thanked SMUG for including the organization in all aspects of programming.
Sexual Minorities Uganda(SMUG) in partnership with Elton John AIDs Foundation(EJAF) and Open Society Initiative For East Africa (OSIEA) conducted a financial literacy training of LGBTI organisations in the Eastern Region of Uganda.All participants were made more aware of risk management practices and internal control processes that strengthen the integrity of financial systems in their organizations.