|Occupation||Executive Director of Support Initiative for People with atypical sex Development|
|Known for||Intersex and transgender activist|
In 2010, Kaggwa was a joint winner of the Human Rights First Human Rights Award.
The following year, he was a joint winner of the Human Rights Defenders Award.
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.
Kaggwa has described how intersex infants may be mutilated or terminated due to the stigma surrounding their birth, and mothers may be stigmatized.
SIPD aims to change cultural attitudes, and support appropriate medical care.
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.
In 2016, Kaggwa described how increasing discrimination against LGBT people in Uganda has contributed to a lack of safety for intersex people.
- Kaggwa, Julius (October 9, 2016). . Intersex Day. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
- Kaggwa, Julius (2016-09-16). . The Guardian. ISSN . Retrieved September 16, 2016.
- Kaggwa, Julius (August 24, 2012). . The Huffington Post. The World Post. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
- Kaggwa, Julius (April 18, 2010). . The Huffington Post. The World Post. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
Awards and recognition
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.
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.
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius Kaggwa.