Freedom and Roam Uganda

Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) is a Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) diverse persons and womxn’s rights organisation based in Uganda and established in 2003.

About us


Issues we focus on

Access to Justice, Advocacy, Community Empowerment, Digital Rights, Health Services Delivery, Legal Services, Psychosocial Support

Services offered

Access to contraception, Access to Justice, Advocacy, Community Empowerment, Counselling, Digital Rights, Digital Security, Drop-in Centre, Health service delivery, HIV Testing & Treatment, legal services, Psychosocial support, Referrals for Counselling & Mental Health, Screening & Treatment of STIs

Key Figures

Resource Personnel

Personnel Number of people
Paralegals 4
Peer Educators 20
Village Health Teams

Recorded Human Rights Violations

Violation Number of occurences
Arrest for violating COVID-19 movement restrictions 2
Blackmail 5
Discrimination due to SOGIE 20
Employment termination 10
Eviction due to failure to pay rent 12
Gender-based/intimate partner violence while staying with a partner 50
Public Outing 15
Unable to access legal services 20
Unable to adhere to ART due to lack of nutritional support 33

Stories from Freedom and Roam Uganda

First ever Uganda Lesbian feminist forum-2019

Hosting the first ever Uganda Lesbian feminist forum-2019 (https://www.womankind.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Journey-from-the-Margins-Feminist-Movement-Strengthening-in-Uganda.pdf) https://www.womankind.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Journey-from-the-Margins-Feminist-Movement-Strengthening-in-Uganda.pdf

500 diverse Youth served and marginalized to Health Care Services

500 diverse Youth served with our Hope For Life Mobile Application, directly linking the...

First drop in center in western Uganda

Trans Youth Initiative-Uganda has managed to establish the first drop in center in western...

First rural KP led DICE

Wet set up the first rural KP led DICE in the Greater Masaka and...

First World AIDS Day 2015

ERWEO conducted the first World AIDS Day in 2015 that brought together more than...

LIFE AS A RURAL TRANSGENDER MAN WITH HIV

Chelsea (not real name), 23 of age, is a transgender man living with HIV/AIDS...