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Organizer(s): Funders for LGBTQ Issues, the Global Philanthropy Project & International Human Rights Funders Group

May 15, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill, signed into law this February, carries dangerous consequences for the local LGBTI community, their allies, and LGBTI rights activists. The new law imposes harsh penalties – including life imprisonment – for homosexual acts (including “promotion of homosexuality”) and broadly threatens civil liberties, public health efforts, and human rights. What is the path forward for LGBTI activism in Uganda?

This telebriefing will explore the nuances of supporting civil society and SOGI-inclusive human rights advocacy in Uganda and other restrictive environments.

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the historical and contemporary context of LGBTI rights in Uganda
  • Discuss the role international and local grantmakers can play supporting civil society in Uganda
  • Explore successes, failures, and lessons-learned in funding SOGI-inclusive rights in Uganda and other restrictive contexts
  • Mukami Marete, UHAI – East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative
  • Gitta Zomorodi, American Jewish World Service
  • Addison Smith, Wellspring Advisors (moderator)
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This call is a part of the "Policy Telebriefing Series on Funding in Restrictive Contexts." Telebriefings in the series explore the challenges to funding in specific countries as well as mitigating strategies that allow grantmakers to continue to work effectively in those contexts.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues, the Global Philanthropy Project, and IHRFG will hold a telebriefing on funding LGBTI rights in Russia as part of this series in June. Stay tuned for more details!

This telebriefing is open only to grantmakers.

Only Grantmakers Invited? Yes

Category(s): Philanthropic Sector, General LGBTQ Community

Topic(s): Civil/Human Rights