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UGANDA

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of 10 years or more
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: No

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have people in UGANDA assumed your HIV/AIDS status because of your sexual orientation?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Yes, the government thinks sexual orientation and HIV or AIDS status is the same

Yes, people think I have AIDS because I am gay (0 %) Yes, the government thinks sexual orientation and HIV or AIDS status is the same (75%) Yes (0 %) No (25%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in UGANDA...
The Global Fund (user currently living in SWITZERLAND) posted for readers on 18/11/2011
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Regarding your article GLOBAL FUND CUTS $270M IN AID TO UGANDA (http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/ngkYBqy1fJ) please note that the Global Fund has sent the following letter to the editor of New Vision, the paper that originally published the article:


To the editor,

The article headlined “Global Fund withholds shs700b for ARV treatment over gay rights”, which appeared on your website on 15 November 2011, contains inaccuracies about why the Global Fund rejected a recent application for HIV funding.

In 2010, Uganda submitted a Round 10 application to the Global Fund asking for $217 million for HIV and $25 million for health systems strengthening.

A panel of independent experts turned down the HIV proposal mainly because significant funds from an earlier HIV grant are still unspent, raising doubts about Uganda’s ability to take on a much larger HIV grant before it had effectively invested the resources it already has available. At the time of the panel review, only 11.6 per cent of the money available from the earlier grant had been disbursed.

In addition, the panel noted a likely overlap between the interventions in the earlier grant and the Round 10 proposal. It also questioned the soundness of the Round 10 proposal’s budget. In addition, the HIV proposal failed to adequately address equitable access of services especially with respect to particularly vulnerable populations.

The earlier grant continues to have a low spending rate and the fund, as a result, has reduced the second phase of the funding.

Following an appeal by Uganda, the Global Fund’s Independent Appeals Panel upheld the decision not to fund the HIV proposal. This decision is published on our website http://theglobalfund.org/en/trp/appealsreports/


Sincerely,

Jon Lidén
Communications Director
External Relations and Partnerships Cluster
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The Global Fund (user currently living in SWITZERLAND) posted for readers on 18/11/2011
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Regarding your article GLOBAL FUND CUTS $270M IN AID TO UGANDA (http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/ngkYBqy1fJ) please note that the Global Fund has sent the following letter to the editor of New Vision, the paper that originally published the article:


To the editor,

The article headlined “Global Fund withholds shs700b for ARV treatment over gay rights”, which appeared on your website on 15 November 2011, contains inaccuracies about why the Global Fund rejected a recent application for HIV funding.

In 2010, Uganda submitted a Round 10 application to the Global Fund asking for $217 million for HIV and $25 million for health systems strengthening.

A panel of independent experts turned down the HIV proposal mainly because significant funds from an earlier HIV grant are still unspent, raising doubts about Uganda’s ability to take on a much larger HIV grant before it had effectively invested the resources it already has available. At the time of the panel review, only 11.6 per cent of the money available from the earlier grant had been disbursed.

In addition, the panel noted a likely overlap between the interventions in the earlier grant and the Round 10 proposal. It also questioned the soundness of the Round 10 proposal’s budget. In addition, the HIV proposal failed to adequately address equitable access of services especially with respect to particularly vulnerable populations.

The earlier grant continues to have a low spending rate and the fund, as a result, has reduced the second phase of the funding.

Following an appeal by Uganda, the Global Fund’s Independent Appeals Panel upheld the decision not to fund the HIV proposal. This decision is published on our website http://theglobalfund.org/en/trp/appealsreports/


Sincerely,

Jon Lidén
Communications Director
External Relations and Partnerships Cluster
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