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i freedom Uganda Network

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An organization devoted to LGBTI rights
Founded in 2012/01/23

Globe Member of ILGA since 2013


Address: Lukuli, Nanganda N/A
Kampala 256
Phone: 0788120600


Works on :
  • Local level
  • National level
Works for :
  • Gay community
  • Lesbian community
  • Bisexual community
  • Trans community
  • Intersex community

Arts, culture, history and pride

Use of media and the internet
International Day Against Homophobia
Trans day

LGBTI Education/Awareness

At the work place
Raising awareness through mass media
Teaching LGBT rights in schools

Laws and leadership

Human rights
Freedom of expression
Freedom of association
LGBTI movement (community organizing & leadership)
Punishment for female to female relationships
Punishment for male to male relationships
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Background: i freedom Uganda is composed of22 member organizations which can be broadly categorized into 3; LGBTI organizations and Sex workers organizations and mainstream human rights organizations. Faced with enormous digital security threats, five Ugandan LGBTI and two Sex workers organizations came together at the end of January 2012 to fight against the way misuse of Internet by various key stake holders including the government was affecting the online and offline freedom and rights of a certain marginalized group (LGBTI & SWs) to freely associate, assemble and indeed express themselves freely without any fear of risk and reprisal from state agencies and other dangerous hacking groups. Vision: A community of internet and mobile smart phone users which is better equipped to protect itself in an age and location of shrinking internet freedom Mission: We aim to arm individuals and organizations with the tools and knowledge they need to work together to further promote and ensure the expansion of civil rights and internet freedom for all. Goal: Provide a free and secure Internet Environment where the marginalized members of the Ugandan LGBTI and sex workers communities can freely express themselves without any fear of risk and reprisal from state agencies and other dangerous hacking groups. Objectives: 1. Protect freedom of expression on and offline 2. Protect the freedom to assembly and association while online and offline 3. Provide digital security trainings for the marginalized LGBTI and Sex workers communities in Uganda 4. Lobby for support at both regional and International levels in terms of strengthening the digital security for the marginalized LGBTI and sex workers communities in Uganda 5. Advocate for the Inclusion of sexual minorities in national planning in issues relating to cyber security and accesses. Core Values: Freedom of expression on and offline, Freedom of association and assembly on and offline, Equality, Happiness, Inclusiveness, Courage, Humanity, Love, Justice, Diversity, Respect for all regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Key Successes: The I freedom network has experienced a steady growth in its membership since its inception in January 2012, from seven member organization to 16 member organization before the end of its first year in existence we believe we have a reason to count on this as one of the major successes we have experienced so far. We signed and endorsed the Civil Society statement issued by Freedom House at the end of the 7th IGF which was held in Baku. We are members of the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law. We have managed to give digital security training to our members though still on a small scale due to limited resources.