Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, the human rights activist from Uganda who was born in 1980, will receive the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award 2013. The jury recognizes her courageous efforts to combat homophobia and promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in her country.
Since she was 21, Ms Nabagesera has been actively involved with the “Freedom and Roam Uganda” organization which she founded to develop a strong gay and lesbian movement. This group is the repeated target of violent attacks. Ms Nabagesera’s involvement often entails risks to her own life and wellbeing. The award, which is endowed with 15,000 euros, is supported by the United Nations and leading human rights organizations.