A Ugandan Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Community free from Stigma, Discrimination and Injustices

A Ugandan Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Community free from Stigma, Discrimination and Injustices

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About Us

Developing an accepting and safe space, free from stigma and discrimination and above all an HIV/AIDs free generation

Let’s Walk Uganda is a registered charity which has grown out of the online engagement and advocacy. Since its inception 6 years ago, the online platform (fb.com/lwuganda) has supported hundreds of LGBTQ people and their families. Equipped with this knowledge and experience, Let’s Walk Uganda sets out to expand the reach of our existing services.

Our Mission

To empower LGBTQ people in Uganda by providing entrepreneurial skills, advocacy, health care services, capacity development and safe spaces to enable them live dignified lives without stigma and discrimination

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What We Do

Addressing MSM Homelessness

The overall objective of this strategic area is to provide a platform for transformation of the LGBTQ through offering them with a safe, supportive, empowering and non-judgmental environment as well as provide an environment of meaningful activities which help reverse the spiral of homelessness

HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention

In this strategic area, Let’s Walk Uganda seeks to create awareness about HIV/AIDS and its prevention as well as support the LGBTQ to exercise their rights and receive quality services free from stigma, discrimination or judgement.

Advocacy for Policy change and inclusion of MSM in National Programming

Let’s Walk Uganda seeks to influence policies and national programing through convening power to bring together the best advocates and activists around for specific issues affecting the LGBTQ, spark discussions and new ideas that may become placeholders for future policy.

Empowerment for Young MSM

The overall outcome of this area is to provide and ensure sustainable development for the LGBTQ towards acquiring skills necessary for self-development

Further develop our profile and strengthen Structures as Let’s WalkUganda

Executive Director John Grace

John Grace is the Executive Director of Let’s Walk Uganda (LWU) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the living conditions, sexual health, and human rights of Uganda’s Young Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender+ (LGBT+) population. He is a human rights activist who focuses on Minority Shelters, Economic Empowerment, and Digital Advocacy. In addition to his advocacy experience, he has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration: Management.

 Since 2016, John Grace has focused on the sexual health, safety, and entrepreneurship of LGBT+ people. In part because of his efforts, the 16 GBT+ members of LWU Shelter who were detained in October 2019 and subjected to forced anal testing were freed on bond four days later. John Grace then oversaw the successful fundraising efforts to enable the effective establishment of a new shelter under LWU. 

The LWU Facebook Page, which has expanded its reach across Uganda and around the world through social media interactions with multiple minorities, and continues to provide adequate and vital information to Young LGBT+ persons primarily through Daily Feeds and Live Facebook Interviews, is where John Grace’s significant digital advocacy efforts can be traced back to.

Our Founder Edward Mutebi

Edward Mutebi (29), an LGBTI* Human Rights Activist, He is the founder of an LGBTI* Human rights organisation “LET’S WALK UGANDA. Based in Uganda (East Africa.) And currently the Executive Director of PLUS- People Like Us found in Munich. Edward is also the founder and Executive Director of Human Rights news Blog “The world is watching International” www.theworldiswatching.international. Currently living in Germany, where he is doing his Master degree program in Social work and Human rights at the Alice- Salomon University.
 
During his time in Uganda, Edward worked selflessly to fight for equality of the LGBTIQ* persons in his country, among his achievements was the start of an organisation which gave birth to a safe housing project which saved many LGBTIQ* homeless youths. In Germany Edward has Engaged in numerous Human Rights campaign with different key player Organisations In Germany. Edward is a writer as well and managed to publish some articles with very prominent news agencies in Germany. 

Our Founder Edward Mutebi

Edward Mutebi (28), an LGBTI* Human Rights Activist, He is the founder of an LGBTI* Human rights organisation “LET’S WALK UGANDA. Based in Uganda (East Africa.). His Commitment and love for the safety of others put him in danger Himself and prompted him to escape from Uganda, seeking asylum in Germany. During his time in Uganda, Edward worked selflessly to fight for equality of the LGBTIQ* persons in his country, among his achievements was the start of an organisation which gave birth to a safe housing project which saved many LGBTIQ* homeless youths. In His struggles, Edward never stopped at nothing but he continues to preach a message of hope to the persecuted LGBTIQ* community in Uganda and the rest of Africa.

Executive Director John Grace

John Grace is the Executive Director of Let’s Walk Uganda (LWU) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the living conditions, sexual health, and human rights of Uganda’s Young Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender+ (LGBT+) population. He is a human rights activist who focuses on Minority Shelters, Economic Empowerment, and Digital Advocacy. In addition to his advocacy experience, he has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration: Management.

 Since 2016, John Grace has focused on the sexual health, safety, and entrepreneurship of LGBT+ people. In part because of his efforts, the 16 GBT+ members of LWU Shelter who were detained in October 2019 and subjected to forced anal testing were freed on bond four days later. John Grace then oversaw the successful fundraising efforts to enable the effective establishment of a new shelter under LWU. 

The LWU Facebook Page, which has expanded its reach across Uganda and around the world through social media interactions with multiple minorities, and continues to provide adequate and vital information to Young LGBT+ persons primarily through Daily Feeds and Live Facebook Interviews, is where John Grace’s significant digital advocacy efforts can be traced back to.

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Telephone: +256702906536

Email: lwuganda@gmail.com

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