139870 Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesara-gayice 

Amnesty Iceland has invited Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, an Ugandan LGBT activist, to Iceland. Kasha is here to participate in meetings and discussion panels about LGBT activism and her life as an activisit in Uganda which is one of the World´s most homophobic countries.

Kusha will also attend Iceland´s premiere of the film CALL ME KUCHU in Bíó Paradis, a documentary about veteran activist David Kato who fought hard to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or “kuchus” in Uganda.

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera has publicly campaigned for an end to homophobia in Uganda which is one of the world´s most homophobic countries. She has fought to decriminalize homosexuality in Uganda such as he Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill which mandates sentences ranging from prison sentences to the death penalty. In 2011 Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera was awarded the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders for her work. 

For those interested in listening to Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera check out the below listed events:

April 21st

Discussion panel at Amnesty headquarters (Þingholtsstræti 27), starting 2 pm
Non Profit Organizations and human rights campaigning.

April 23rd
CALL ME KUCHU premiere at cinema Bíó Paradís with Q&A afterwards, starting 8 pm

April 24
Lecture at University of Iceland, in Askja, room 132, starting 12.00