Press Releases

Press Statement on The Arrest And Detention Of Mr Samuel K. Ganafa and Four Others

Sexual Minorities Uganda, Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law and Spectrum Uganda condemn the arrest and detention of Sam K Ganafa and four others

Uganda’s ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL; The Great Divide. Third Edition, May 2013

This booklet contains media coverage around the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 from the year 2010 to 2013. The book aims at documenting and analysing the trends of reporting on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and LGBTI issues in general.

Homophobia, and Transphobia in the Media

A press release from one of our member organisations, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) whom we have joined in solidarity to celebrate this day.

Today, 17th May 2013. The Coalition joins its partners and networks to mark the international Day against homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).  On this day, 23 years ago, the General Assembly of the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from their list of mental disorders.  This action served to end more than a century of medical homophobia. The decision of the WHO constitutes a historic date for members of the LGBT community.

We urge all Ugandans to respect and uphold human rights for all Ugandans: A press statement issued on the World Human Rights Day – 2012

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill is back in Parliament, despite three years of domestic and international outcry. If passed, it is the Bill which would entrench a complete disregard and disrespect for the principle of Human Rights for all Ugandans…..

Human rights activists urge the government to stop using gay rights as a leverage tool for Uganda’s sovereinity with the international community: A special Interview



Action alert to all international partners!!

Guidelines for supporting the Ugandan LGBTI effort to advocate against the anti-homosexuality bill!

Dear Partners,
We thank you for all the support you have a accorded the Coalition since the tabling of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in 2009, and we look forward to your continued collaboration in the struggle to see this bill dismissed once and for all.

Activists demand promotion of human rights

Last Friday, the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights & Constitutional Law (CSCHRCL) received the prestigious Human Rights Defenders Award 2011 from the US State Department. In presenting the award, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, praised the coalition for its structure, diversity, leadership, activism, use of the judiciary, and cohesion.
Ms Clare Byarugaba, a human rights defender, spoke to Daily Monitor’s Joyce Mirembe.


Living up to our human rights commitments

A compilation of statements by the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. It draws on text from the UHRC Annual Reports of 2009 and 2010, and the Commission’s presentation to the Universal Periodic Review 2012 found at


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