Clare Byarugaba

Chapter Four Uganda,
Equality and Non Discrimination Coordinator

Get to know Clare

Clare currently coordinates the Equality and Non-Discrimination program at Chapter Four Uganda, a civil liberties organization that focuses on the promotion of civil and political rights for all. Between 2012-2014, she coordinated a national coalition of over 50 organizations that used their collective power to fight against the 2009 Anti-Homosexuality bill. Her commitment to continue working on LGBTQ rights issues was tested when she was publicly exposed by a Ugandan media outlet weeks after the anti-gay law was institutionalized. This law, which was annulled by the constitutional court sought to criminalize LGBTQ individuals, including Clare, who are engaged in LGBTQ rights work with a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.