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PxPulse: The Advocacy Chronicles with SMUG’s Allan Mwasa

June 5, 2024

On this episode of The Advocacy Chronicles, we’re speaking with Nsubuga Allan Mwasa, a Ugandan activist, clinical psychologist and an advocate for mental health and LGBTQ+ rights. Allan serves as Strategic Initiatives Manager at Sexual Minorities Uganda, or SMUG, which has been at the forefront of the fight for LGBTQ rights, often facing severe challenges including legal battles and violent opposition.

Despite these challenges, SMUG continues to advocate for the fundamental human rights of the LGBTQ community. It does this through legal action, public awareness campaigns, and international advocacy. SMUG is also part of Convening For Equality Uganda, or CFE, a coalition of civil society groups dedicated to challenging Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act. The Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), signed into law in May 2023, significantly increased discrimination and violence against the LGBTQ+ community. Despite widespread international condemnation and ongoing legal challenges, the law was upheld by the Constitutional Court in April 2024. Petitioners have since filed an appeal to the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the law, which remains one of the strictest in the world, including life imprisonment and death penalty for certain offenses.  



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