Prossy Kakooza granted asylum

// 20 October 2008

Prossy Kakooza has been granted asylum, according to the website set up by a Manchester LGBT church to campaign on her behalf.

She writes:

Dear friends: I get to stay!! Am still in shock, and am so sure it’s going to take days to sink in. But I have not stopped smiling since 12:00pm today, and won’t stop for a while.

Prossy fled to the UK from Uganda, where she was viciously persecuted, raped and imprisoned, and she narrowly escaped being murdered by her family – after they discovered she had a girlfriend.

You can still read all about the case on the MCC website, along with horrifying clippings from a local newspaper which has a campaign of hate aimed at ‘outing’ lesbians and gay men.

It’s fantastic this case has been resolved, but a nation-wide campaign shouldn’t be needed every time! Having read the details of Prossy’s experience, it’s hard to understand what the Home Office was thinking in denying her asylum for over a year.

Via brand new feminist

Comments From You

Rachel // Posted 20 October 2008 at 2:19 pm

So glad this campaign worked!

Grace // Posted 20 October 2008 at 9:32 pm

Thanks for picking up on this and spreading the message Jess.x

Prossy Kakooza // Posted 23 October 2008 at 4:02 pm

I want to thank everybody who has supported me through my fight to stay in the UK. You have helped change my life and i will forever be grateful to you all. God bless you always, Prossy.

Grace // Posted 25 October 2008 at 12:34 am

So glad you are aware of our support Prossy – and we, the feminist massive of the UK, will continue to support you in your endeavors I’m sure!

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