To see that transgender women have a right to define their gender, gender roles and have society respect them.
Summary Description of your Organization
RSU is a registered community based trans feminist organisation located in western Uganda based
in Mbarara District that has been in existence for two years.
Rainbow Shadows Uganda started late in 2015 by a group of transwomen and transmen who
had previously been marginalized within the mainstream of the grassroot feminist movement in
The LBQT population in Western and Southwestern Uganda is widespread but significantly
With a few interactions made in the neighboring villages of Mbarara, Kabale, Kanungu, Ntungamo,
Rukungiri and Bushenyi Districts, and with health service providers such as TASO, Mbarara
Regional Hospital we found out that most of the LBQT people were not being reached out to and
most Transgender patients did not disclose their gender identity to the health workers and yet health
workers play a sizeable part in the psychological and physical transitions that Transgender
population undertake hence starting RSU which would help to reach out to the above mentioned
targeted groups of sexual minorities directly to meet their needs especially in programming made by
organizations that work with key populations.