Here is Why Uganda’s Anti Homosexuality Law is Wink in the Dark
By Kato Mukasa
Nothing has given Uganda so much International publicity than the passing of the Anti Homosexuality Bill by our Parliament and then its televised signing by President Museveni. The immediate cutting of Aid from Uganda’s strong allies; Norway, Netherlands, Denmark and the sharp criticism from President Obama, the World Bank and the United Kingdom should make people ask whether there is not something seriously wrong with this law. Yes, the law strongly undermines fundamental rights and freedoms of several people including homosexuals but it is not a solution to the problem to cut Aid to Uganda as people of all sexual orientations are directly affected.
Pink Humanists: Video on LGBT’s pain in Africa
Among many activities that took place around the world to mark World Humanist Day, Swiss freethinkers screened a documentary that has enraged Evangelical Christians, particularly in the United States, whereGod Loves Uganda was released to critical acclaim last year.
Humanist School Needs Help After Robbery
The Humanist Association for Leadership, Equality and Accountability (HALEA) are in need of help following a significant burglary in early July.
African Regional Humanist Meeting
The IHEYO Regional African Working Group Meeting and Training was held from the 25th till the 27th October 2013. The meeting was organized by IHEYO in Conjunction with HIVOS and HALEA.
One Life Entertainment: Humanist Empowerment through Music
Humanist Association for Leadership, Equity and Accountability (HALEA), Uganda
One Life Entertainment is an Entertainment School based in Kampala, Uganda. The school offers the opportunity for talented underprivileged teens and young mothers a rare chance to gain the skills they need to become the ‘next stars’ in the entertainment world.
All teens are provided on-going training in music production, and also learn extra skills such as piano, guitar, and singing. One Life Entertainment also runs entertainment clubs in a number of Kampala schools.
The Nigerian WitchChild: What Future?
With just about six years to the deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), and eleven years to the expected realisation of Nigeria's Vision 20: 2020, one cannot but wonder if indeed there is a future for the Nigerian child! One only needs to travel around the country observing the lots of the children to arrive at this conclusion.
International Conference “West African Humanism in Action”, Accra, Ghana, 23-25 November 2012
Brief Report prepared by HAG and IHEYO, see also:
Or read a full report here.
IHEYO Regional African Working group meeting, Uganda 25-26 nov 2011
IHEYO organized its Regional Africa Working Group Meeting in Kampala, Uganda, at 25 and 26 November 2011. The meeting was organized by Betty Nassaka with the help of her organization UHESWO. Betty is the elected chair of the African Working Group of IHEYO and the Secretary General of IHEYO.
Betty Nassaka introduced humanism and opened the regional meeting. On the first day young humanist leaders in the region spoke about their work:
International Conference "Humanism Versus Superstition In Africa”, Liberia, August, 2012
This international conference will address various forms of superstition within the West African context and their impact on human rights. It will be held from 8 to 10 August in Monrovia, Liberia.
The conference will be organized by IHEYO, the Youth Section of IHEU, and hosted by Yocads. It will enable humanists and human rights activists to exchange experiences and best practices.
From Liberia with Love: IHEU Conference in Liberia
The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), a London based non-governmental organization facilitated a forum under the theme “Humanism and Human Rights in Liberia”.