Mobilizing against Homophobic Legislation in Uganda

Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill is generating outrage among African human rights advocates. A strong argument comes from Solome Nakaweesi-Kimbugwe, Executive Director of Akina Mama wa Afrika and author of a chapter in JASS’ collection Women Navigate Power. Calling the Bill “an alarmingly retrogressive piece of legislation, aimed at legalising hatred against a section of the Ugandan citizenry,” Nakaweesi-Kimbugwe points out the dangers to all civil liberties, highlights the “value” of this debate as a pre-election distraction from urgent national priorities, and names some of the rightwing American Christian organizations funding this homophobic agenda.