The Angels Refugee Support Group Association (ARSGA) was created on 17th of July 2009 by a proactive group of young refugees who have fled persecutions due to their sexual orientation in their respective countries of origin (Burundi, Rwanda and DRC) towards the republic of Uganda where they hope to find greater safety, freedom and happiness. Unfortunately, upon their arrival, they are faced with new challenges – arbitrary arrests, discrimination, corrective rape, robbery, stigma, homophobia, harassment, bullying…These challenges have most marginalized these young people and made them outcast, isolated from their family, community and society.
It is therefore noteworthy that the Angels Refugee Support Group Association (ARSGA):
To see a world where all LGBTI persons and female sex workers are enjoying the same human rights as the host community members without discrimination.
To ensure refugee LGBTI persons and female sex workers are aware of and enjoy the fundamental human rights of all persons within cultural diverse societies.
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Angels Refugee Support Group Association (A.R.S.G.A) was established to contribute to the promotion of human rights and the support (moral and health) of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) refugees in Uganda.