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)


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