HECH Uganda Launches Indiegogo Campaign, Pleads for Help in Light of New Law Criminalizing Homosexuality

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The gay family members of Herbert Childrens Haven are being driven underground and forced to wear disguises because of the new anti-gay law and because of discrimination and stereotyping of gay Ugandans.

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In the past five years, Herbert Childrens Haven has taken in 120 children, 84 of them orphans and HIV positive, plus 79 gay adults, 34 of them HIV positive. HECH works to ensure people who seek their sanctuary have adequate medical care, vocational training

"And would like to continue making human rights a reality to all, no matter who they are," said co-ordinator of HECH Uganda.

With the new law, as reported by the Daily Monitor on February 24, 2014, it’s extremely hard for the organization to sustain its programs without external support. The gay family members are forced to hide underground and adopt disguise because of the new anti-gay law. Even without the law, Ugandans discriminate against and stereotype gay people, making it difficult for them to live day to day. That’s why the new Indiegogo campaign is so vital.

Herbert Childrens Haven needs individuals, organization, forums, and clubs who share their vision to stand with them and save lives of people who face discrimination simply because of who they are.

"Contributions will help Herbert Childrens Haven to acquire medication and create a self-sustaining project designed to help the gay family members acquire practical skills. We will foster job creation, because employment makes people less vulnerable. We want to help people be in charge of their own destinies and have opportunities to succeed. Then they can, in turn, contribute to the organization so we can help others as we helped them," said HECH Uganda co-ordinator.

For more information please visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/please-support-our-needy-gay-community.

About Herbert Childrens Haven

Herbert Childrens Haven is non-Governmental, nonpolitical, non-denominational and nonprofit organization with registration no:106582. It was inaugurated in 2009 and has grown to become a voice in Uganda fighting for human rights, protecting the most venerable in society through advocacy, nutrition, medication, shelter and education. Herbert Childrens Haven makes human rights a reality.

P.O.Box 37336 Kampala Uganda
Plot 69 Ntinda-Kiwatule
Tel: +256414697246
Email: admin(at)hechuganda(dot)org.

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