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The Project – #Iwant2Bfree, kicks off campaign against homophobia in Uganda

Starting today, the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, the humanitarian organisation Soleterre-Strategie di Pace has started promoting the #Iwant2Bfree information and awareness raising campaign in Uganda to support LGTBI (acronym of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) and the advocates of their human rights, whether they be organisations or individual citizens struggling against injustice and in favour of the respect for human rights. The campaign is an integrating part of Soleterre’s “Supporting human rights advocates in Uganda” (“Al fianco dei difensori dei diritti umani in Uganda”), a project funded by Italian Development Cooperation that has been operating in Uganda for over a year. The major drivers of the #Iwant2Bfree project are Ugandan gays, lesbians and transsexuals who conveyed their message by posing for photographic portraits, sometimes with their faces covered in order to protect their identity. The campaign reveals the wish to live their lives free from discriminations: “#Iwant2Bfree not to hide myself”, “#Iwant2Bfree to be accepted by my family” or “#Iwant2Bfree enjoy my private life” are some of the messages mostly transmitted through social networks. The campaign can be viewed on www.hrduganda.org, an Italian-language web platform developed by Soleterre.