09/12/2014

Prossy Kakooza delivers speech at Human Dignity Trust event


Check out this great pic of LISG volunteer Prossy Kakooza alongside deputy PM Nick Clegg; Ugandan LGBT advocate Dr. Frank Mugisha; and Alice Nkom - a Human Rights Lawyer from Cameroon who fights tirelessly for LGBT rights.

The four were speaking at an event organised by the Human Dignity Trust, a British organisation which aims to help local groups and individuals challenge the legality of laws which criminalise consensual same sex relationships wherever those laws exist in the world.

In early 2007 Prossy sought asylum in the UK after being imprisoned and tortured in Uganda because of her sexuality. She then faced a battle against the culture of disbelief facing LGBT asylum seekers. Her claim was initially dismissed and after a lengthy appeal process ordeal she was finally granted refugee status in late 2008.

For more info on the work of the Human Dignity Trust, check out its website:  http://www.humandignitytrust.org/pages/ABOUT%20US

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