Uganda: Rights Body Attacks Govt Over Gays

Amnesty International is calling government's shutdown of a conference organised by a pro-gay lobby group as an outrageous attempt to prevent the lawful and peaceful activities of human rights defenders.

Photo: IRIN

Homosexuality is illegal under the penal code.

  • Uganda:  Those Who Go After Gays and Sex Workers Will One Day Go After Teachers and Doctors

    The Monitor, 16 February 2012

    Last week, after a day long meeting in Entebbe, and as we sat in the hotel lobby bar waiting out the traffic to Kampala over drinks, we noticed an interesting group of young people ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Minister Breaks Up Gay Rights Conference

    The Monitor, 14 February 2012

    There was drama at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel in Entebbe yesterday when State Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo broke up a secret gay rights activists conference. read more »

  • Uganda:  Government Raid on LGBT-Rights Workshop

    Amnesty International, 13 February 2012

    A Ugandan cabinet minister today raided a workshop being run by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists in Entebbe, prompting Amnesty International to call on the ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Amnesty Condemns the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

    The Independent, 9 February 2012

    Barely a day after the anti-homosexuality bill was introduced to parliament; amnesty international reacted saying the bill should be rejected because it is a "grave assault to ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Uganda Anti-Gay Bill 'Grave Assault' On Rights - Amnesty

    The Monitor, 8 February 2012

    Amnesty International warned on Tuesday that Uganda could soon pass an anti-homosexuality bill that would introduce draconian provisions and constitute "a grave assault" on human ... read more »

  • Africa:  Transformative Leaders Must Recognise LGBTI Rights

    Gender Links, 25 January 2012

    The acceptance of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Africa is a battle that is yet to be won. Sexual orientation and gender identity are integral ... read more »