US WARNS UGANDA PARLIAMENT ON NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION BILL 2015

U.S Ambassador to Uganda, Scott Delisi has warned Uganda against making laws that would stifle operations of Non-Governmental Organisations. Scott Delisi in a statement on Wednesday 29th July 2015 says he hopes that the NGO Bill 2015, will be amended to create an environment that supports Non-Governmental Organisations and encourages civic engagement. Ambassador Delisi’s statement follows

SMUG DEMANDS JUDICIAL JUSTICE.

Sexual Minorities Uganda calls upon the judiciary to fulfill its obligation by allowing the case in which Fr Simon Lokodo the State Minister of Ethics & Integrity in the Office of the President, in the Cabinet of Uganda is accused to unlawfully closing down a workshop organized by LGBTI persons in Uganda. Sexual Minorities Uganda

SMUG CONGRATULATES NICHOLAS OPIYO ON EXTRAORDINARY AWARD.

Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) congratulates Mr Nicholas Opiyo who has received the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism. Mr Nicholas Opiyo a Ugandan Lawyer has successfully argued several high-level constitutional challenges, including the fight against the notorious Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2013, which was declared null and void in August 2014. SMUG Executive director Dr

SMUG Programs Director shares experience of Working in a Hostile Environment

The year is 2004, and young activists from the newly formed Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) are repeatedly met with a cold reception when they approach organisations for support. “Having sagging jeans was kind of fashionable,” says Pepe Julian Onziema, Programme Director and Advocacy Officer at SMUG. “Just our appearance made civil society organisations close their