A number of groups had attended to oppose the bill, which criminalized “homosexual touch,” punished R#8220;promotion of homosexuality,” criminalized renting housing to gay people. I was there with the Civil Society Coalition for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, discussing public health implications of HIV prevention and care, citing research from Uganda. Earlier, the Uganda Human Rights Commission had offered objections to the bill. Colleagues weighed in on legal grounds, and UNAIDS Country Representative, Mr. Musa Bungudu, reminded everyone of Uganda’s huge HIV burden.
The day’s line up:
* Radio interviews
* Pamphlets and posters
* HIV and TB screening
* Information sessions on STIs, MMC and HCT
* Community conversations on prevention
* Lots of entertainment
(brought to you by Health4Men, Free State Rainbow Seeds and New Start)
Hope to see you there!