KASHA NABAGESERA (CAM­PAIGNER)

Pride Life Magazine - - FEATURE -

The “found­ing mother” of Uganda’s LGBT civil rights move­ment is an ac­coun­tant by pro­fes­sion but has ex­celled in hu­man rights ad­vo­cacy since the age of 21, speak­ing not just at international fo­rums on the plight of les­bian, bi­sex­ual and trans women but also on Ugan­dan tele­vi­sion. She has re­peat­edly em­pha­sised how international law must be re­spected and high­lighted con­sis­tently those international covenants that suc­ces­sive Ugan­dan gov­ern­ments have rat­i­fied yet failed to im­ple­ment. She has re­ceived both death-threats and nu­mer­ous international awards, in­clud­ing the pres­ti­gious Martin En­nals Hu­man Rights De­fender Prize (2011) and the International Nurem­berg Hu­man Rights Award (2013). Other: Ruth Hunt (CEO Stonewall); Peter Tatchell (The Peter Tatchell Foun­da­tion)

KASHA NABAGESERA

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