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Key Populations Uganda – KPU

We provide support for LGBTIQ people and Refugees, Sex workers focusing on the Sexual Health, legal and LGBTIQ Human Rights dvocacy, Safety and Security, Community mobilization.

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Health, LGBTQI+ Rights, Policy Advocacy, Protection & Safety, Refugees & Migrant Rights, Right to Information

At Key Populations Uganda, we believe in a multi-pronged approach to creating real change for minority groups and the LGBTIQ community in Uganda. Our efforts cover many initiatives and can continue to grow with continued support and resources. We provide support for LGBTIQ people and Refugees, Sex workers focusing on the Sexual Health, advocacy, Livelihood, Safety and Security, Community mobilization and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.


The programme main focuses on challenging punitive laws and ensure we engage in legal and policy advocacy hence access to justice and observance of human rights of minority youth women and gender diverse youth, it involves legal awareness and human rights sensitization dialogues, trainings and workshops,Petitions,Commemorating international human rights days, working with legal firms and paralegals, linkages for legal assistance, media based campaigns, partner with policy makers and law enforcement officers and publication of advocacy materials.


The programme entails of access to quality comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services. It aims to reduce experiences of Stigma, discrimination and violence that Minority youth women and gender diverse people in Uganda face while accessing sexual and reproductive health care services since they exclude gender affirming health services and are not Sexual Minority and gender diverse specific health care services.

People Associated With This Organization

ivan Fredrick Kasonko

Key Populations Uganda – KPU
Joined May 2022
Interests: LGBTQI+ Rights
Ivan is a Social Scientists, with legal studies background, founder and Executive Director Key Populations Uganda, a youth led nonprofit, which advocates and implements programs focusing on sustainable development, through raising awareness of LGBTIQ Rights, reproductive health and mental wellness, Promoting Human Rights and empower the target marginalized groups in area social right activism as well as providing safe spaces for LGBTIQ and gender non-conforming youth to feel heard, empowered and Legal Aid support through community paralegal linkage.
ivan Fredrick Kasonko is the network champion (main point of contact) for Key Populations Uganda – KPU.

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