by Spectrum Uganda


In 2004 a group of forty men who because of their sexual preferences were denied health care, jobs, and protection, held a meeting and Spectrum Uganda Initiatives was founded. Over the years, our major focus has been providing services, documentation, and advocacy on HIV/AIDS among the MSM/GM population in Uganda. In addition to direct client service, the organization advocates and lobbies for the inclusion of MSM/GM’s in national health programs, and fights discrimination in the public sector with a focus human rights awareness and economic empowerment.

Spectrum Uganda has coordinated, mobilized and partnered in research, working closely with allies. We first began working with partners in 2006, when the first research on behavioral change among men who have sex with men was conducted in Kampala.


Spectrum Uganda Initiatives is a member of local and international networks throughout Uganda and East Africa as well as around the world

Awareness Campaigns

We have both mobilized, joined and spearheaded events for the community as a part of the bigger picture. Specifically, we have participated in court sessions,

Public Advocacy

Policy Change,Target local government, African Commission, and UN Commission

Resource Mobilization

Fundraising, Staff development and motivation

Security & Emergency

Response to emergencies,First-aid,Legal Aid,Referrals to additional help,24/7 Toll Free Line

Economic Empowerment

Skills development training, Start-ups of small-scale businesses, Building partnerships for employment

Health Care & Support

Training of health care workers, Strengthening referral systems, Peer to peer, support mechanism