LGBT NGOs being forced to shut down by the Ministry of Internal Affairs due to its promotion of LGBTIQ activism in the country
February 17, 2023. As a global organisation that seeks to represent and support our member groups around the world, we at GNRC are greatly concerned about the safety and wellbeing of our LGBTQIA siblings in Uganda, and especially our colleagues in FARUG. The recent targeting of all LGBT NGOs in the country has continued unabated and the good social and pastoral work that is so essential to the LGBT communities there is being dismantled by the Ugandan government. LGBT NGO list
Marianne Duddy-Burke, Co-Chair of GNRC commented “FARUG and groups like it have worked tirelessly to care for some of the most vulnerable people across Uganda for many years. We wholeheartedly support their efforts to care for our LGBT+ sisters, brothers, and kin, especially those who have suffered violence or been driven from their homes.” NGOs shut down
Chris Vella, Co-Chair of GNRC said “It is worrying what FARUG and other LGBT organisations are facing in Uganda. The harassment, the limitations on their right of association and their right to work for and on behalf of the LGBT people in their country are unacceptable. We appeal for the fundamental respect of human rights”
Elsewhere, in the religious sphere, the Anglican Church’s Archbishop Church of Uganda has added further hurt, anxiety and suffering to the LGBT people of faith with their demonising of an entire community. Anglican Archbishop of Uganda
GNRC stands with FARUG and other LGBT organisations and appeals for solidarity among all Ugandans of good will. We appeal for others to lend their support and justice to prevail.
The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics – 2023
Find more information about FARUG as well as other GRNC member groups from Africa in their Regional Section.