Former vice-president of Uganda, Dr. Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, has issued a welcome statement about the Anti Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. Her solidarity and commitment are valuable, especially this week when a petition against the bill has been launched. Wandira-Kazibwe held the vice presidency of Uganda from 1994-2003, the first woman on the African continent to hold such a position in a sovereign nation. She currently holds a position as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for HIV/AIDS in Africa. The full text of the Anti Homosexuality Act, signed into law in late February 2014, can be found here.
As I mentioned last week, Kasha Jacqueline, an activist in Uganda, is part of an appeal launched to challenge the legality and constitutionality of the bill. This appeal is worthy of attention support at the highest levels of diplomacy, law and solidarity. You can read the full appeal here.
Please consider sharing news about this constitutional petition to the Ugandan Parliament. Share it with colleagues and contacts in your parliament, petition your country's embassy in Uganda to be public in their truthtelling about this petition and ask your church leaders to spread the word about the need for solidarity.