In Uganda, new bill threatens LGBTI advocates

Another serious concern for LGBTQIA activists in Uganda…


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

LGBTI rights activists in Uganda have sounded an alarm about a new threat to their advocacy of justice and fair treatment for the country’s sexual minorities.

While the now-overturned Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014 targeted individual LGBTI Ugandans and the organizations representing them, the NGO Bill focuses only on the LGBTI rights organizations, along with every other non-governmental organization working in Uganda.

Parliament is scheduled to consider the NGO Bill starting Sept. 1.

In an Aug. 3 letter to the leader of the Uganda Aids Commission and the Global Fund’s health policy council for Uganda, the elected representative of the country’s sexual minorities urged those groups to oppose the current version of the NGO Bill. On behalf of the country’s most at-risk Key Affected Populations (KAPS) in the fight against HIV, KAPS representative Kikonyogo Kivumbi stated:

Kikonyogo Kivumbi (Photo courtesy of the Global Fund) Kikonyogo Kivumbi (Photo courtesy of the Global Fund)

“If passed in…

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