FEM ALLIANCE UGANDA is a lesbian, bisexual, transgender and Queer women organization, which was established
in 2012 by a group of Trans and lesbians who felt that the needs of the growing LBT/Q community was not adequately represented by
the few minority groups organizations in Uganda.
And more so in the wake of the constant harassment, insults and discrimination heaped on them by an ignorant society because of
their sexuality or sexual preferences as well as trans phobia even within the LGBTI and sexual rights movements.
FEMA was formed with a clear mission of improving livelihood amongst the LBT/WSW community through education and impart c
ommunication skills to the members to enable them cope with changing times.
A lot of lesbians, bisexuals, Transgender persons and women who have sex with women have been excluded in a number of interventions
here in Uganda especially those who live in rural areas. Over the years, LBT/WSW have been harassed, cajoled, insulted, discriminated
against and have been referred to as beasts and on several occasions, have been called inhuman, insane, sick, immoral and not upright
thinking members of society.
Their education back ground is not good hence they don’t have jobs and those who are educated to a higher level of getting jobs are
not employed because of their sexual identity. They are isolated in many ways, thrown out from their families for their sexual
preferences leading to drug and alcohol abuse, engaging in all different anti-social activity. FEMA comes in with the intention of
changing this situation.