Anonymous. 2014. ‘”“We Are Half Died”: Experiences of a Transgender Refugee in Uganda’. Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration 4 (1): 57.
- Category: Literature
- Source: Other
- Subject: Asylum/Refugee,Discrimination,Gender Identity,Homophobia,Transgender,Violence
- Place: Rwanda,Uganda
- Year: 2014
- File: new-issue-of-oxford-monitor-of-forced-migration-now-online
- URL: Anonymous_‘We-are-half-died-copy.pdf
This article was written by a transgender refugee from Rwanda, now living in Uganda. The author shares their experiences of life as a transperson in Uganda, with particular reference to the recently passed ‘Anti-Homosexuality Act.’ Since the bill was signed by President Yoweri Museveni in February 2014, LGBTI people in Uganda have experienced an even greater number of human rights violations. Both their security and their livelihoods are gravely threatened, and at least one transgender person has been murdered in Kampala. Victims of LGBTI hate crimes are often afraid to report incidents to police and are left without legal recourse.