Donors divided once again on Uganda response

Protest against Uganda’s anti-gay bill. Photo by: Kaytee Riek / CC BY-NC-SA

With last week’s announcement, Sweden became the latest donor to withhold all government assistance to Uganda, following the African country’s passage of a divisive bill criminalizing homosexuality.

Maria Burnett, senior researcher in the Africa division of Human Rights Watch, told Devex that “the whole discussion surrounding the rights of LGBTI people has become criminal and that obviously has to change the way donors do work.”

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