Friends of the Marginalized


Friends of the Marginalized in Uganda was founded by a group of activists with the aim of advocating for and supporting the rights of marginalised transgender persons and young women in Uganda. It serves as an organised, collective voice of this group of marginalized people, determined to fight for their socio-economic and political rights as equal citizens of Uganda. Transgender people are particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. They may be living with compromised immune systems, such as transwomen sex workers living with HIV/AIDS, or homeless and less able to protect themselves through social distancing and safe hygiene practices. Friends of the Marginalized will support the transgender community and protect them from infection by addressing their basic and hygiene needs, supporting relocation for those who have been evicted and delivering antiretrovirals for those living with HIV/AIDS.