Recognising the inherent dignity and worth of every person being able to freely express who they love is a fundamental human right. The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) expresses solidarity with the citizens of all countries who are struggling to have their rights recognised.
IFSW is vehemently opposed to any legislation in any nation which proposes to discriminate and penalizes the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people. Consequently IFSW is opposed to the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” being proposed in the Parliament of Uganda and stands in opposition to any such legislation in any other country.
We call upon the Ugandan government and all other countries to honour their commitments to national and international obligations to support human rights including LGBT people.