NGOs

A selection of statements condemning the murder of LGBTI activist David Kato:

UNIVERSITY OF YORK:

“The sexual minorities in Uganda have lost an invaluable champion”

For the press release go to: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/cahr/defenders/David%20Kato%20statement.pdf

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:

“It is deeply worrying that the Ugandan government has been so conspicuously silent about discriminatory rhetoric against LGBT people in Uganda.”

For the press release go to: http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/uganda-must-investigate-killing-lgbt-rights-activist-2011-01-27

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH:

“David Kato’s death is a tragic loss to the human rights community.”

For the press release go to: http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2011/01/27/uganda-promptly-investigate-killing-prominent-lgbt-activist

MEN ENGAGE GLOBAL ALLIANCE:

“MenEngage… calls on all religious leaders, whatever their denomination to promote love of one’s neighbour rather than narrow-minded bigotry.”

For the press statement go to: http://www.genderjustice.org.za/statement-murder-david-kato

SEXUAL MINORITIES UGANDA:

“We… call on religious leaders, political leaders and media houses to stop demonizing sexual minorities in Uganda since doing so creates a climate of violence against gay persons.”

For the press release go to: http://www.sexualminoritiesuganda.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67:press-release-brutal-killing-of-ugandan-gay-human-rights-defender&catid=1:latest-news

OXFAM INTERNATIONAL:

“Oxfam is very concerned about the rise in threats and hate speech against homosexuals in many parts of Africa…”

For the full statement go to: http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/reactions/oxfam-shocked-saddened-killing-david-kato

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