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Twerwaneho Listeners' Club


Twerwaneho Listeners Club (TLC) is a non-governmental organisation based in Fort Portal, in the Rwenzori Region of Western Uganda. TLC carries out human rights advocacy in various ways including weekly radio programs centred on human rights education, capacity building to enhance human rights defenders’ ability to defend and promote human rights in the region, civic education, the monitoring and documentation of human rights violations and the challenging of unlawful government actions in court. Since 2006, it has been working on unlawful evictions from public community land. TLC radio programs generally focus on human rights issues with a view to holding public leaders more accountable.


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).