Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) is a Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LBTI) diverse persons and women’s rights organisation based in Uganda and established in 2003.We are a registered member based organisation, with a secretariat in Kampala.
FARUG is also a feminist organisation that reinforces feminist culture and principles, equality of women as stipulated in the human rights and international instruments as ratified and the constitution.
We recognise diversity. Most of our members are women who are also marginalised. We challenge male chauvinism, patriarchy and cultures that aim at oppressing women. We create women autonomous spaces and challenge heterenomativity and forge sisterhood solidarity.
FARUG is one of the oldest and solely a Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women organisations that has been actively leading on organizing on sexual orientation and gender identity through lobbying, dialogue to create and facilitate greater visibility and voice.
Strategy & Vision
A society in which the rights, freedom and equality of LBQ people are guaranteed and there is no discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity.
To empower LBQ persons in Uganda – and jointly advocate for the respect, protection and fulfillment of their rights.
A healthy and vibrant LBQ community that is respected, well informed, competent, and committed to individual and community development.
- Transparency and accountability
To advocate for an environment in which the rights of LBQ Women are respected and protected.
To promote the health and social wellbeing of FARUG members and LBQ Women.
To strengthen the systems and structures of FARUG for more accountable and effective operations.