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

A Ugandan Gay Bisexual 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 Young Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) 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 Gay, Bisexual and Queer (GBQ) men 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 Young MSM 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 Young MSM 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 MSM, 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 Young MSM towards acquiring skills necessary for self-development

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

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. 

Executive Director Eric Ndawula

Eric Ndawula joined Let’s Walk Uganda (LWU) in September 2017 as the Programs Director and became the organization President and E.D in January 2020. Under his leadership LWU have increased its visibility, partnership and strategic direction

Eric is an avid personal development enthusiast and music lover who believes that music and art are a long key to happiness. His passion to fight for LGBTQ rights stems from early struggling as a gay child and persistence with continuous hope of a better tomorrow for all LGBTQ persons in Uganda. 

Eric is a professional journalist with fundraising skills, community paralegal, and is a graduate from the YMCA comprehensive Institute of Kampala with a Diploma in Mass Communication.  

General Manager John Grace

John Grace is the General Manager for Let’s Walk Uganda (LWU), a renowned NGO working on sexual health and human rights of Young Men who have sex with Men (Young MSM). He is a human rights activist especially on issues of Minority Shelters, Economic Empowerment and Digital Advocacy. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration; Management. John Grace has worked extensively on Young MSMs’ sexual health, safety and entrepreneurial projects since 2016.


He lead-Coordinated with different LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) organizations and allies to ensure the successful release of the Arrested 16 Let’s Walk Uganda Minorities in October 2019. He further orchestrated the raising of funds through GoFundMe, Sexual Minorities Uganda, Individual and Organisational Donors to ensure the successful set up of a new shelter under Let’s Walk Uganda.

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 Eric Ndawula

Eric Ndawula joined Let’s Walk Uganda (LWU) in September 2017 as the Programs Director and became the organization President and E.D in January 2020. Under his leadership LWU have increased its visibility, partnership and strategic direction

Eric is an avid personal development enthusiast and music lover who believes that music and art are a long key to happiness. His passion to fight for LGBTQ rights stems from early struggling as a gay child and persistence with continuous hope of a better tomorrow for all LGBTQ persons in Uganda. 

Eric is a professional journalist with fundraising skills, community paralegal, and is a graduate from the YMCA comprehensive Institute of Kampala with a Diploma in Mass Communication.  

Deputy Executive Director John Grace

John Grace is a human rights activist especially on issues of Minority Shelters, Economic Empowerment and Digital Advocacy. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration; Management. John Grace has worked extensively on Young MSMs’ sexual health, safety and entrepreneurial projects since 2016. 

He lead-Coordinated with different LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) organizations and allies to ensure the successful release of the Arrested 16 Let’s Walk Uganda Minorities in October 2019. He further orchestrated the raising of funds through GoFundMe, Sexual Minority Uganda and Individual Donors to ensure the successful set up of a new shelter under Let’s Walk Uganda.

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Telephone: +256 200907112

Email: lwuganda@gmail.com

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