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Draft Law Criminalizes Consensual Sex, Lets Down Assault Survivors

Click to expand Image Brenda, a Ugandan transgender woman, was…
Brenda, a Ugandan transgender woman, was arrested and assaulted by police in the wake of the passage of Uganda’s 2014 Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Activists fear that the passage of the Sexual Offences Bill will similarly lead to anti-LGBT violence.

Amid Attacks, Officials Threaten Death Penalty for LGBT People

Click to expand Image Relatives of Brian Wasswa carry his coffin…
Relatives of Brian Wasswa carry his coffin during his funeral on October 6, 2019.

 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…

Court Ruling Allows Equal Opportunities Commission to Hear Broader Range of Cases

Thursday saw good news in the fight against discrimination in Uganda. After pending for nine long years, the Constitutional Court finally handed down a decision in a case brought by Ugandan human rights lawyer and executive director of Human Rights…
A Ugandan transgender woman in a town near Kampala, shortly before she fled the country. She left to escape police harassment and violence.

Arrests, Beatings, Assaults on Participants

(Kampala) – Ugandan police unlawfully raided an event late in the evening of August 4, 2016, the third night of a week of Ugandan LGBTI Pride celebrations, brutally assaulting participants, seven human rights groups said today…
The venue for Uganda’s Pride 2016 pageant that police raided on August 4, 2016.

2015 Recipient of the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism

Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award celebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others. Human Rights Watch collaborates with these courageous activists to create a world in which people…
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