Saturday, September 24, 2011

David Kato Vision and Voice Award

via visionandvoiceaward.com

David Kato - human rights activist, friend, and colleague - was murdered in his home in Kampala, Uganda on 26 January 2011.

In recognition of his life and courage, and the continued struggle of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals around the world, partners committed to eliminating violence, stigma and discrimination have established the David Kato Vision & Voice Award.
Inspired by his work, the award recognizes the leadership of individuals who strive to uphold the numerous dimensions of sexual rights for LGBTI people. Sexual rights are an evolving set of entitlements related to sexuality that contribute to the freedom, equality and dignity of all people, and are an important aspect of human rights. The realization of these rights is also an integral element to a meaningful HIV response among these marginalized groups.

Click here for more award and nomination information.



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1 comment:

Thomas Muyunga, CEO MARPS IN UGANDA ORGANISATION said...

I met DAVID KATO in 2006 and in 2007 we started talking about organisation development for minorities. He and seven other people were key in helping me with money and morale support as initiators/Sponsors of MARPS IN UGANDA. We worked a lot together on establishing an HIV/STIs/Human Rights/Public-Social Health Agenda as opposed to an ONLY cultural-Political Agenda to move towards a fuller realisation of dignity and treatment for all.

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