Mar 2, 2011

OUT/PROUD UGANDAN HERO: Kasha Jacqueline Nominated to the Women Deliver 100 List

Kasha Jacqueline, Director and founder of Freedom and Roam Uganda
Amplifying Africa's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Voices

¨In celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Women Deliver is announcing the “Women Deliver 100,” a list of the hundred most inspiring people who have delivered for girls and women. Kasha Jacqueline, the Director and founder of Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG), is one of two Ugandan women on the list.

How she delivers for women: In a country where coming out can mean putting one’s life on the line, Jacqueline has stood up as both a proud lesbian and an advocate for LGBT rights. She founded Freedom and Roam Uganda to speak out against homophobia, train LGBT individuals as community leaders, and raise awareness of human rights abuses. In 2010, when the Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone published pictures and addresses of 100 LGBT individuals next to the headline “Hang Them,” Jacqueline and two other advocates won a landmark case against the paper – the first legislative decision in Uganda protecting the rights of LGBT individuals. She has endured repeated threats, but remains undeterred, lobbying against the country’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which would punish homosexuality with death. For her unimaginable courage in the face of slander, death threats and stifling oppression, we honor Jacqueline as a true hero...¨ read it all,  HERE

·  Thanks to African Activist, sidebar
·  Thanks to Kasha Jacqueline
·  Thanks to ¨Women Deliver 100 List¨
·  Thanks to Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG)
·  Thanks to New Vision Online, Uganda HERE
·  Thanks to Cecilia Okoth, Uganda 

Honoring the brave ¨kuchus¨ of Uganda

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