ABOUT

UHAI

 

OUR ISSUES

UHAI - EASHRI are philanthropic activists in a region where our identities as LGBTIQ+ people and as sex workers are criminalised through punitive laws, where governments actively shut down spaces for movement organising to end discrimination in access to services and healthcare, where societal and public opinion upholds exclusion from families, exclusion from faith communities and denial of basic rights such as access to dignified livelihoods, access to fair hearing and justice by law enforcement.

 

OUR WAYS

Our ways of working are summed up by our values represented by the Swahili words that make up our name. These inviolable commitments express who we are and how we engage with our communities and the societies that they live in.


UHAI provides Eastern Africa’s sexual and gender minorities and sex worker communities flexible funding and responsive capacity support, and supports research, Pan-African engagements and convening. By engaging local activists to determine our grant making, our approach to social change ensures that those living the struggles have agency to fund action.

 

OUR PEOPLE

UHAI is activist led, this means activist governed, activist staffed. Indigenous does not only mean regional or local for us, it also means the activists whose lived reality is the struggle for our communities in this region lead our efforts and work.

 

OUR

STORIES

 

FEATURED BLOG

Cleo Kambugu in November 2022 finally got an ID that recognizes her gender. Cleo is a transgender activist in Uganda and she says she hopes that this civilian win for her will translate into more civic movement victories.

 

FEATURED VIDEOS

 

NEWSLETTERS

 

UHAI VOICES