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Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum

HRAPF is a Uganda-based NGO whose mission is to promote respect and observance of human rights of marginalised groups through advocacy, research and documentation, legal and human rights awareness and capacity building. HRAPF works to increase access to legal support for the most marginalised groups in Uganda, including the LGBT population.


Human rights defenders (HRDs) in Uganda have faced threats and harassment in recent years as the government continued to limit freedom of expression and association. Human rights defenders advocating for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people have been particularly at risk. The government has clamped down on independent media and enacted legislation restricting civil and political rights and constraining the functioning of non governmental organizations (NGOs).