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'Mob justice': Ugandan artist’s appeal for human rights

The Erasing 76 Crimes blog here presents another piece of artwork by Vincent Kyabayinze, who uses his art to appeal for respect for the human rights of LGBTI Ugandans.

Rural communities in Uganda unfortunately aren't the only places where residents' uninformed fears and hatred of their LGBTI neighbors leads to the type of human rights violations frequently called "mob justice." (Artwork courtesy of Vincent Kyabayinze)
Rural communities in Uganda unfortunately aren’t the only places where residents’ uninformed fears and hatred of their LGBTI neighbors leads to the type of human rights violations frequently called “mob justice.” (Artwork courtesy of Vincent Kyabayinze)

Vincent Kyabayinze is director of Uganda-based East African Visual Artists, which uses visual arts to advocate for human rights, working to improve the visibility, dignity and rights of LGBTI, sex workers and people living with HIV and AIDS.

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Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at info@76crimes.com. Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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