Together with the undersigned LGBTIQ+ organisations on this statement, we strongly condemn the recent assent of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda by President Yoweri Museveni. This legislation not only violates the basic principles of human rights but also undermines the dignity, freedom, and equality of LGBTIQ+ individuals in Uganda.
The Anti-Homosexuality Act is a clear violation of international human rights standards, including the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. It undermines the fundamental rights to privacy, dignity, freedom of expression, association, and protection from discrimination for all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
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Initiative for Equality and Non Discrimination (INEND) is a local nonprofit organization that researches strategies for equality and acceptance in the coast region of Kenya and shares experiences with other stakeholders in an effort to contribute towards tolerance, non-discrimination and acceptance of gender and sexual minorities.