MenEngage Press Statement Condemning the Murder of David Kato Feb 9 2011

The MenEngage Alliance, a global network working worldwide to increase men’s support for gender equality and human rights, mourns the death of David Kato, a fearless advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersexed people (LGBTI) rights in Uganda. We call on the Ugandan Government and the African Union to take swift action to bring his murderers to book and to make clear their commitment to protecting the rights of LGBTI people across the continent.

David was murdered on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 in a brutal attack. We express our sincere condolences to his family, to Sexual Minorities Uganda, for whom David Kato tirelessly campaigned and his many friends and colleagues from civil society. The MenEngage Network stands in solidarity with the courageous LGBTI activists in Uganda and across the continent. We are greatly saddened by this loss.

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