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Freedom and Roam Uganda

Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) is the oldest solely Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer women organisation in Uganda that actively leads and organises on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Gender-based violence, Health, Women's Rights

Freedom and Roam Uganda(FARUG) is the oldest solely Lesbian,Bisexual and Queer women organisation in Uganda that actively leads and organises on sexual orientation and gender identity through advocacy,lobbying and dialogue to create greater visibility and voice. Vision: A society in which the rights, freedom and equality of LBQ women are guaranteed and there is no discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

Mission:To empower LBQ women in Uganda to challenge all forms of discrimination, and work together to advocate for the realization of human rights

Our main programs are;

*Freedom from violence;To advocate for an environment in which the rights of LBQ women are respected and protected.

*Right to health;To promote and advocate for equal access to friendly,non-discriminative and inclusive services to LBQ women.

*Socio-economic rights;To promote socio-economic rights and empowerment of LBQ women in Uganda

*Research and Documentation;To document and report violations against LBQ women.

*Community Human rights and Sustainable development Accelerators (CHuSA); LBQ women are empowered to become Champions of Human rights Acceleration (CHAs) to challenge criminalization which fuels stigma, discrimination and human rights violations against them.Mobilization and sensitization of rural and peri-urban based grassroot LBQ women through; human rights trainings and advocacy campaigns; reviewing and analyzing of punitive laws/policies; organizing safe space dialogues with strategic stakeholders; research-documenting-monitoring and tracking human rights violations against LBQ women including GBV cases, developing and disseminating assorted IEC materials; mentorship and feminist transformation leadership training of emerging LBQ leaders at the grassroot.

People Associated With This Organization

Gloria Mutyaba

Uganda  
Freedom and Roam Uganda
Joined July 2019
Interests: Gender-based violence, Health, Other, Women's Rights
I am the Programs officer at Freedom and Roam Uganda. She is a radical feminist, human rights defender, LGBTI activist and gender rights activist with a passion in addressing violence faced by LBQ women. She is also member of the Africa Sex Rights Network and the SRHR Africa Trust. She is Tuwezeshe Dada Fellow of the Improving the Rights and amplifying the Actions of Young African Women against all forms of Gender-Based Violence program also a Mandela Washington Fellow 2018 with a certificate in Civic Leadership from Wagner college New York. She has a background in communication and is a graduate with Bachelors in mass communication.
Gloria Mutyaba is the network champion (main point of contact) for Freedom and Roam Uganda.

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