Lifeline Youth Empowerment Centre
Creating A Sustainable And Better Future For The GBQ Men Community In Uganda
Providing needs-based protection and response services to empower GBQ men in Uganda to live dignified lives
A Ugandan Gay, Bisexual and Queer Community free from Stigma, Discrimination and Injustices.
Who We Are
-- What we do
Key Program Areas
We Need All The Help We Can Get
The journey we move is one we don’t wish to move alone, you are an important piece of this journey and your support technically, emotionally or financially is highly appreciated.
We treasure community participation and we look forward to the engagements.
Our Core Values
Bana was the Programs Manager at Lets Walk Uganda He is a proud Ugandan born and raised in this beautiful country, 25 years old and an Electrical Engineering graduate. Of the myriad of things he's passionate about, the intersection of media and the LGBTQ human rights story in Uganda has been the most interesting for him. This is one of the reasons he is a part of Lifeline Youth Empowerment Centre. He has mostly been honored to be a part of creating a safe space for young LGBTQ persons online through our social media platforms where not only do they feel seen, but are able to identify on a personal level with other members within their community.Bana Mwesige
Lauben is passionate about people and working with them. He recently joined the Let's Walk Uganda team as a volunteer in march 2021 and has since become a part of the Let's Walk Uganda family as the Administrative Officer. He brings to the team unique and dynamic organizational skills, communication and creative team building skills.Lauben Kwiringira
Raymond Gukiina is a young Human Rights Defender, Journalist at heart and social worker by profession. They hold a Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from UMCAT School of Journalism. Raymond's career has progressed through a series of promotions leading up from Communications Officer to their current position as a Communications and Advocacy Manager. Raymond's social work principles are based on core values of service, social justice, dignity, and worth of the person, integrity, and competenceRaymond Gukiina
Eric Ndawula is the former executive director and team leader at LGBTIQ rights organization Let's Walk Uganda, a position he has held since 2020; previously, he was the organization's programmes director where he has provided consistent strategic leadership, designed and implemented community solutions project and nurtured leadership. Eric has a diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from the YMCA Comprehensive Institute, has been trained as a community paralegal, and is an advocacy champion with over 3 years of experience in queer advocacy and leadership. Eric is the author of three papers, two of which were presented at international conferences, the ICASA 2021 and the 5th PAI conference. He is also an alumni of the 2020 Isibindi change maker's fellowship, Data4Change Data Sankeys Fellowship 2021, a trained campaign accelerator, and Digital Human Rights Lab Innovation Program 2021, where they co-created KuchuCare, a digital solution for LGBTIQ people to access health services. Eric is currently a board member at Trans Men Evolution Uganda, founder of the Uganda Minority Shelter Consortium, and the former president of the YMCA Rotaract Club. Eric is a queer feminist and digital development enthusiast who strongly believes in the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues such as wellness, youth, environment, gender, and disability for meaningful engagement and equity, all of which are critical in the realization of Human Rights for All in Uganda. Eric's determination to fight for LGBTQ rights stems from his early struggles as a gay child, as well as persecution from both state and non-state actors, such as arbitrary detention and forced anal examinations and he is even more inspired by the tenacity of LGBTIQ movement leaders who have demonstrated that even in the most homophobic environments, we have the right to exist as humans.Eric Ndawula Executive Director