Stuart Tibaweswa

Documentary Photographer
    
'We Are Human'
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Location: Kampala, Uganda
Nationality: Ugandan
Biography: Stuart Tibaweswa is a Kampala-based Ugandan documentary photographer.   His work often focuses on marginalised communities, their relationship to wider society and further seeks to contribute towards misrepresented narratives.
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'We Are Human'
Copyright Stuart Tibaweswa 2022
Updated Dec 2020
Topics Activism, Arrests and Prosecutions, Community, Discrimination, Documentary, Domestic Violence, Editorial, Elections, Gay, Gay Rights, Homelessness, Hope, Human Rights, Lesbian, Mental Illness, Minority, Oppression, Politics, Portraiture, Poverty, Prostitution, Relationships, Spotlight, Transgender, Violence, Youth
Over the years, several events in Uganda have impacted the human rights of the LGBTQ community. Many of these events have been fueled by religion, culture/personal beliefs, judicial decisions, and politics, thus explaining the prevailing homophobia that has over time become normal in the Ugandan community at large.

This consequently has led to negative outcomes for the LGBTQ community hence infringing on their human rights ranging from; The Right to Equality and Freedom from Discrimination, The Freedom for Expression, Freedom from Arbitrary arrest and Prolonged Detention, The Right to Dignity and Freedom from Torture, Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment.  

Many of Uganda's LGBTQ persons have been victims of violence, social injustice, and discrimination, abandonment by their families, leading them to live in fear of their lives, with many of them struggling to survive economically.

As minorities, this story seeks to project their voices and views on democracy, while highlighting their experiences of injustice in a period when Uganda goes into a presidential and parliamentary election.

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