Rainbow Health Foundation Mbarara- RHFM is a registered Non-profit community based organisation that seeks to offer a safe and secure space for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities in rural areas of Western Uganda.
Friday, March 15, 2013
A reminder from RainbowHealth FoundationMbarara
Just a friendly reminder that RainbowHealth is raising money for: "Uganda's LGBT Rural Activism Film "
Rainbow Health Foundation Mbarara RHFM is LGBTi rural based organizationthat seeks to offer safe and secure spaceLGBTcommunities in rural areas of Western Uganda.
LGBTi grassroots and rural based activism is our specialist. The LGBTi community in Uganda, faces a lot of challenges which include discrimination and Stigmatization,lack friendly basic health facilities, homophobia due to conservative culture, Religion and laws that criminalize same sex acts, this has been partly been addressed by brave individuals forming organizations in the capital of Uganda, leaving out the rural, peri-urban and hard to reach areas, thus creating needfor a platform through which the LGBTi communities in the rural areas can be provided with services thatcloser to them. [http://rhfmbara.webs.com/]
we are raising funds to produce a documentary entitles 'WE ARE EVERYWHERE' this is to show case the lives of LGBTi persons in the rural areas, their success stories plus the human violations that happen in the rural areas because of our sexual orientation, we hope with will be show cased in the all Africa film festival come 2013 December.
In the Rural areas the LGBTi communities are mostly noteducated, with low levels of income and face a lot of oppression discrimination due to the conservatism and tradition that still prevails in these rural communities, since RHFM Started in 2010 it hasendeavoredto address these issues we wish to share this with the world, telling our story of rural grass root LGBTi activism in Uganda, with your support we want to highlight our work, by bringing voices of LGBTi persons in the rural areas to speak out, show the world the inhuman acts that happen behind closed doors, plus sharing our success stories of the rural grass root based activism, we hope that the documentary will assist in changing peoples attitudes towards same sex relations, especially law makers plus reducing on the levels of homophobia in Uganda