Uphold sexual minority rights in the great lakes

by Human Rights First Rwanda Association
Uphold sexual minority rights in the great lakes
Uphold sexual minority rights in the great lakes
Uphold sexual minority rights in the great lakes
Uphold sexual minority rights in the great lakes
Uphold sexual minority rights in the great lakes
Uphold sexual minority rights in the great lakes
Uphold sexual minority rights in the great lakes
Uphold sexual minority rights in the great lakes

Project Report | Sep 16, 2023
Standing Together with the LGBTQ community in Uganda

By Mbabazi Busingye | Project Leader

STANDING TOGETHER FOR LOVE
STANDING TOGETHER FOR LOVE

In May 2023 Uganda a country in the Great Lakes region of Africa neighboring Rwanda enacted one of the world’s harshest anti-LGBTQ+ laws the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023. The new law has stiff penalties that include life imprisonment for anyone convicted of homosexuality and in some cases mandates the death penalty. The draconian law has upended the lives of sexual minorities. The law also targets non-governmental organizations assisting the LGBTQ+ persons

In recent weeks, disturbing videos have surfaced showing mounting hostility towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex individuals in Uganda since the reintroduction of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

We are currently seeing an increased influx of LGBTQ refugees from Uganda seeking assistance from our organization.

Human Rights First Rwanda Association has stood with the Uganda LGBTQ community in denouncing this law which undermine fundamental human rights. We have issued press statements to condemn the law which can be accessed below during the Pride Month.

http://rwandainspirer.com/fr/2023/06/06/human-rights-first-rwanda-association-stands-against-ugandas-side-on-lgbtq-people/

 

With your continued support We will be able to assist the LGBTQ community in Uganda and those that have fled out of fear of persecution through Legal Aid provision and providing shelter before they are granted refugee status.

Let’s stand for Love no one should be persecuted or lose life because of their choice of Love.

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Human Rights First Rwanda Association

Location: Kigali - Rwanda
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Mbabazi Busingye
Kigali , Kigali Rwanda
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