Oxfam shocked and saddened by the killing of David Kato

Published: 28th January 2011

David KatoOxfam is shocked and saddened by the killing of David Kato. Oxfam worked closely with David on raising awareness of the discrimination that sexual minority groups face in Africa and their lack of access to sexual and reproductive health services, including treatment for HIV/AIDS. He was a tireless campaigner for the rights of minority groups and he will be much missed.

While the motive for his killing is not yet confirmed, Oxfam is very concerned about the rise in threats and hate speech against homosexuals in many parts of Africa, and we urge the Ugandan government to protect the human rights of minority groups.

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