Over 60 Uganda Key Populations Consortium-UKPC members from all parts of the country gathered in Kampala for a Key Stakeholders meeting to discuss a holistic approach to addressing the health needs of KPs in Uganda. While speaking at the event Dr Kirusa Kiragu the UNAIDS Uganda Country Representative said “The impact of UKPC has been felt in other
26th January has been declared the Annual Kuchu Memorial day. On this day, the LGBTIQ community in Uganda will observe the memory of all our beloved fallen comrades including the late David Kato. Last year alone saw at least four (4) recorded cases where LGBTIQ people who were beaten to death due to homophobia. The four
Despite the fact that there are an estimated 1.4 million people in Uganda living with HIV we continue to face many barriers that make it difficult for us to end HIV in Uganda by 2030. Some of these include the many political and cultural barriers which have hindered effective HIV prevention programming in Uganda. As a result, new
Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG convened the 4th Uganda Key Populations Consortium meeting in Uganda. While speaking at the meeting, SMUG Executive Director Dr Frank Mugisha said, UKPC was an idea we discussed and didn’t expect it to get here. Many times we are faced with challenges and partners receive funding for doing LGBTIQ work but we
(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 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.
Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG joined Freedom and Roam Uganda-FARUG as they launched a report about Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) women in Uganda. Ssenfuka Joanitah Warry the Executive director FARUG said, “The report means a lot to Freedom and Roam Uganda-FARUG, the entire LBQ community in Uganda and our stakeholders because it shows the challenges we
Sexual Minorities Uganda joined the LGBTIQ community in Uganda at Claire Byarugaba’s private residence in Kampala for an impromptu commemoration of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia- IDAHOBIT. This after the meticulously planned event was rudely interrupted and taken over by armed Uganda Police officers who thronged the preferred venue at Chapter Four
Press Statement For Immediate Release: 17thMay 2019 Sexual Minorities Uganda and Chapter Four Uganda had today organized an event to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). At around 1pm, an hour before the event was scheduled to start, ten police officers from Jinja road Police station came to Chapter Four premises and