20 C
Kampala,Uganda
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WHAT IS SEXUAL MINORITIES UGANDA?

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.

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.

Mission

To monitor, coordinate, and support member organizations to achieve their objectives aimed at the Liberation of LGBTI people.

Vision

A Liberated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people of Uganda.

Objectives

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.

Values

Non-discrimination

Justice and Equality

Equity

Respect for diversity

Team work

Acceptance

Integrity

Key Programs

Advocacy and Policy change

Research and Documentation

Capacity Development

Safety and Protection

OUR TEAM

DR. FRANK MUGISHA

FM

Executive Director
Twitter Linked Google Plus Facebook Mail

PEPE JULIAN ONZIEMA

PO

Programme Director
Twitter Linkedin

FARIDAH NALINYA

FN

Finance Manager
Twitter Linked Google Plus Facebook Mail

RICHARD SMITH LUSIMBO

Richard Lusimbo

Research and Documentation Manager
Twitter Linked Google Plus Facebook Mail

DOUGLAS MAWADRI

Didi IPhone 020

Legal/Human Rights Officer
Twitter Linked Google Plus Facebook Mail