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Pepe Julian Onziema

Pepe Julian Onziema

Pepe Julian Onziema is the Programme Director and Advocacy Officer at Sexual Minorities Uganda – an advocacy network in Kampala that supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) organisations throughout Uganda.

He is a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow 2015 and also serves as the LGBTI focal person on the Steering Committee of the Pan-African Defenders’ Network.

In 2012 Pepe and Bishop Senyonjo were joint winners of the Clinton Global Citizen Award for Leadership in Civil Society. In 2014 Pepe received Stonewall’s Hero of the Year award.

Read Pepe Julian Onziema's story about campaigning in hostile circumstances