13/05/2014 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
Mandatory HIV testing, mandatory HIV disclosure and criminalization are among the features of the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Management Bill that is heading to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for his approval.
If enacted, the bill’s hard-line approach would make it more challenging to halt the AIDS epidemic in Uganda, because it would discourage HIV-positive people from getting tests and treatment they need, activists say. >>>
15/08/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communication Officer
August 14, 2013, Springfield, MA – Today, in a first-of-its kind case brought by a Ugandan LGBTI advocacy organization against a prominent U.S. anti-gay extremist, a federal judge ruled that persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is a crime against humanity and that the fundamental human rights of LGBTI people are protected under international law. >>>
14/08/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communication Officer
Film portrays country as a battle-ground where evangelical missionaries lead the fight against 'sexual immorality'.
In July, a US civil rights organisation report highlighted the relationship between American religious-right groups and homophobic attitudes in Belize and other countries. >>>
02/08/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) international conference – which took place in Kampala, Uganda, over the period 3–6 July 2011 on the theme of ‘Governing migration’ – hosted two roundtable discussions on issues of forced migration and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) factor.
ILGA organized the panel "The Growing Consensus: Towards the End of Criminalization and Human Rights Violations based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity" at the 17th session of the Human Rights Council on Tuesday 7 June 2011 at Palais des Nations, Geneva. Naome Ruzindana (Rwanda) is among the panelists. She presented her paper "The Great Lakes of Africa: Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and their Position Towards LGBTI Rights." >>>
AllOut with other LGBT and human rights organizations spearhead an urgent call to prevent the passage of a law that imposes life imprisonment for people convicted of same-sex relations and the death penalty for "serial offenders." There is an urgent need to put pressure on
Ugandan President Museveni to stop the parliament on voting on this bill. AllOut has this platform enabling activists to call their leaders to convince President Museveni to stop this bill. >>>
15/02/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
The Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Art and Media hosted a presentation and conversation addressing LGBT activist efforts in Uganda as well as the current state of the country’s LGBT rights. >>>
31/01/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
A lesbian asylum seeker who was granted a last minute reprieve from deportation to Uganda was rejected the right to remain in the UK because she didn’t own magazines or other literature relating to her sexuality it has been revealed. >>>
Kato’s murder comes only weeks after the Uganda Supreme Court told the local magazine ‘Rolling Stones’ to stop publishing names of prominent Ugandan alleged homosexuals and calling for them to be hanged. It now seems someone apparently took up the magazine’s call and David Kato, who was out already as gay man and LGBTI activist has become the first lethal victim of the magazine’s hate call. >>>
25/11/2010 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Under the headline “Hang Them,” on the front cover of the Ugandan tabloid notorious for outing gays and lesbians, sat a picture of heterosexual Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo. His inclusion was only the latest example of the persecution that the bishop has faced for speaking out on behalf of the country’s embattled homosexual community. >>>
The government of Uganda has made a commitment to Germany not to pass any additional penalties on homosexuality. The promise comes in exchange for a German aid. Here is the Earthtimes article referencing a letter from the Ugandan government. >>>
Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) has slammed the 2 May prayer crusade by Ugandan religious leaders, aiming to fight what they call “vices eating away our society”, among others, homosexuality, witchcraft and human sacrifice. >>>
Leading African clergy and prominent individuals, as well as more than 60
civil society and human rights groups from 10 sub-Saharan African countries
have endorsed a statement calling on the President, Government and
Parliament of Uganda to reject the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in its entirety.