Description of the organization Kampus Liberty Uganda
(Klug) is a non- governmental sexual minority organization founded
on16th.Dec.2009 to advocates for the rights of the venerable marginalized and
discriminated students from universities and other tertiary intuitions. It also
includes students who have left the mentioned intuitions. Kampus Liberty Uganda
has 80 registered members from different six universities and tertiary
intuitions’ .The rights that KLUG advocates for include: equal access to health
care services, freedom of expression, access to justice, freedom to worship
Currently in Uganda
there is a big debate on homosexuality, gender identity, punitive and harsh
laws are being deliberated upon in parliament.
Homophobia and hate
crime, Bullying, Prostitution, Drug and Alcohol abuse are often seen before;
HIV/AIDS/STDs/STIs in MSM/S students are still the highest according to
KLUG is a
volunteer-run organization. We are called Elements because we work as team, and
because we are connected by our passion to create changes in our MSM/S
Many MSM/S students have
issues regarding sexuality and gender who need to come together in social
groups to share experience and counseling.
KLUG recognized the
fact that, there is a missing link which we must harmonies for a safe space and
information purposes regarding our security, access to health care and capacity
We are aware of other MSM/S
organizations that we need to network with and complement our objectives as grass
root organization for a better service delivery and resource mobilization to
our most at risk population.
How we began, Kampus Liberty Uganda has been working with MSM/S University
students in Uganda since the starting of this organization on 16th December
2009 when we started working in Makerere and Nkumba universities since then we
have expanded over 5 universities in Uganda as part of our long term commitment
in the struggle for the liberty of minorities especially MSM/S students in
Klug started as Kuchu love Uganda, Kuchu love the
name was coming from what we were looking for love and friendship for all just
like any other human beings, the Board decided to come out with Kampus liberty
Uganda to run our work better
People had so many doubts a bout the existence of
Kuchulove Uganda; So many questions were Rosen, for example, Kuchulove a dating
organization? Was it for lovers? What
kind of people does it cater for? For security purpose, coordinating,
collaborating, accessing for funds, networking and partnership, we had problems
doing all these with the name Kuchulove Uganda.
In general, at lest we came up with a suitable name
that people can quickly understand, the name that is in the line with what we
Vision To advocate for the health rights
and access to justice for all marginalized/stigmatized MSM/S students in
Universities, colleges and tertiary institutions
because of their gender identity (sexual orientation) as part of economic,
social and political life without discrimination in Uganda.
Mission Statement Our mission is to promote Human
Rights to all. We do this by working alongside with MSM/S students living in
situations of discrimination, violence and stigma to develop the skills,
knowledge and confidence to create and implement strategies for Human Right
Motto ‘…………Vuvuzela to pride; this means
that we are the loud voice to MSM/S students whose plight must be protected and
Values of Kampus Liberty Uganda-KLUG
and friendship for all
Strategic Objectives of Kampus Liberty Uganda-KLUG
- To impart practical skills in the freshly MSM/S
graduated students through workshops, trainings, networking, facilitated
by well experienced members of MSM/S community.
- To create enabling environment where members can meet,
socialize freely, discuss issues pertaining their livelihood and
identifying emergency shelter for those facing insecurity.
- To build and encourage a culture of saving out of the
little income they earn.
- To encourage/referrer members to know their HIV/AIDS/STDs/STIs
- To lobbying for funds to alleviate illiteracy through
sensitization and education of marginalized MSM/S students.
- To purchase, take or
lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any real and personal
estate which may be deemed necessary or convenient for any of the purposes
of the organization.
- To educate and sensitize the public, religious leaders, policy
makers, parents, schools and local authorities about sexual orientations
through workshops, and electronic media. To understand, tolerate and
acceptance the fundamental human rights of MSM/S persons.
- To mobilize resources to support MSM/S students projects
aimed at reduction and eradication of ignorance and poverty, Promoting
social welfare, health, addressing and dealing with issues affecting their
livelihood and to establish co-operation with other MSM/S organizations
whose object is to establish such a resource centre to make such materials
- To act as champions of their lives change with skills
attained during university and tertiary institutions.
- Any other subsidiary objectives, for example to work
towards and campaign for the adoption of a charter of MSM/S rights.
Strategies to Achieve These Objectives
Currently Kampus Liberty Uganda-KLUG uses the following
Reproductive Health Rights Campaign.
student’s health (promotion of male circumcision, referral to MSM/S friendly health facilities to
access HIV/AIDS, STDS/STIs treatment and other health related matters.
sex awareness campaign through consistent correct use of condom and water based
and water based Lubricants distribution
maintain the old outreach safe spaces and identify new ones
forum discussion guided covering issues i.e. health relationships
(Promotion, procurement and distribution of Mosquito nets (ITNS) as preventive
measure of malaria).
activities (film shows, indoor games)
and distribution of information education materials (IEM)
Advocacy (Until The Violence Stops) Campaigns Against
Discrimination Based on Sexuality
campaigns- to have an increased human rights protection of the MSM/S students, through advocacy and awareness
campaigns to stake holders that include MSM/S community, medical practitioners, labour unions, religious
organizations, media houses, policy makers and the general public.
to medical expertised evidence
- Holding interviews in the
- Issuing statements in the
- Holding worships.
- Attending local and
- Printed brochures.
- Use of face book , postings on our website and email
Network with other organization and well-wishers
Entrepreneurship and Sustainability of Kampus Liberty Uganda
development and on going skills development with volunteers, i.e. on leadership
skills dissemmation through referral, net working and establishment of
development and implementation