Global Partnership for Education is concerned about impact of Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law on children’s human right to education

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Primary schools learner in Kampala, Uganda. Picture: Twitter: @CathyNimurungi

STAFF REPORTER

THE Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is deeply concerned by the passage into law of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda and the potential impact on children’s human right to access education free from fear, violence and persecution.

The Act calls for harsh sentences, including life imprisonment and the death penalty, for anyone convicted.

GPE reiterates the rights of all children and young people to quality education, irrespective of their sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, said Laura Frigenti, chief executive officer, in a statement.

GPE is a shared commitment to ending the world’s learning crisis, mobilising partners and funds to support nearly 90 lower-income countries to transform their education systems so that every girl and boy can get the quality education to unlock their full potential and contribute to building a better world. 

Frigenti said the GPE is considering the next steps in coordination with partners to assess the potential impacts of this law on the rights of all children to access quality education.

“Working closely with partners, GPE remains committed to supporting inclusive education in Uganda and elsewhere in the world.”

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