Julius Kaggwa

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BornJulius Kaggwa_header_cell_0_1_0 UgandaJulius Kaggwa_cell_0_1_1
OccupationJulius Kaggwa_header_cell_0_2_0 Executive Director of Support Initiative for People with atypical sex DevelopmentJulius Kaggwa_cell_0_2_1
Known forJulius Kaggwa_header_cell_0_3_0 Intersex and transgender activistJulius Kaggwa_cell_0_3_1
WebsiteJulius Kaggwa_header_cell_0_4_0 Julius Kaggwa_cell_0_4_1

Julius Kaggwa is a prominent Ugandan intersex and transgender activist and executive director of intersex support organization Support Initiative for People with atypical sex Development (SIPD). Julius Kaggwa_sentence_0

In 2010, Kaggwa was a joint winner of the Human Rights First Human Rights Award. Julius Kaggwa_sentence_1

The following year, he was a joint winner of the Human Rights Defenders Award. Julius Kaggwa_sentence_2

Activism Julius Kaggwa_section_0

Kaggwa campaigns on health, support and human rights issues facing intersex people, and also gender non-conforming people, and against the Ugandan "Anti-homosexuality" Bill. Julius Kaggwa_sentence_3

Kaggwa has described how intersex infants may be mutilated or terminated due to the stigma surrounding their birth, and mothers may be stigmatized. Julius Kaggwa_sentence_4

SIPD aims to change cultural attitudes, and support appropriate medical care. Julius Kaggwa_sentence_5

Intersex conditions are viewed as a medical issue, in contrast to homosexuality, but as a committed Christian, Kaggwa argues that violence and discrimination against LGBT people is incompatible with his faith. Julius Kaggwa_sentence_6

In 2016, Kaggwa described how increasing discrimination against LGBT people in Uganda has contributed to a lack of safety for intersex people. Julius Kaggwa_sentence_7

Selected bibliography Julius Kaggwa_section_1

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  • Kaggwa, Julius (October 9, 2016). . Intersex Day. Retrieved 2016-10-26.Julius Kaggwa_item_0_0
  • Kaggwa, Julius (2016-09-16). . The Guardian. ISSN . Retrieved September 16, 2016.Julius Kaggwa_item_0_1
  • Kaggwa, Julius (August 24, 2012). . The Huffington Post. The World Post. Retrieved 2015-07-20.Julius Kaggwa_item_0_2
  • Kaggwa, Julius (April 18, 2010). . The Huffington Post. The World Post. Retrieved 2015-07-20.Julius Kaggwa_item_0_3

Awards and recognition Julius Kaggwa_section_2

In 2010, Kaggwa was a joint winner of the Human Rights First 2010 Human Rights Award for his work leading the fight against an anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda, and helping to create a more tolerant environment for sexual minorities. Julius Kaggwa_sentence_8

As a member of Uganda’s Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Kaggwa was a joint winner in the Human Rights Defenders Award, 2011. Julius Kaggwa_sentence_9

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