In Uganda, RFK Partners for Human Rights works with Frank Mugisha, 2011 RFK Human Rights Award Laureate, and the local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) movement to protect LGBTI people from violence and discrimination and to advocate for equality. RFK Partners for Human Rights also works to defend civic space more broadly in Uganda through key partnerships with leading human rights defenders to challenge increasingly restrictive laws and policies that threaten the fundamental rights to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and freedom of association.