Initiative For Rescue Uganda
InitiativeFor Rescue was founded by four individuals who experienced egregious human rights violations and injustices within the Ugandan criminal justice system, particularly due to their marginalized identities as a transgender woman, a gay man, a sex worker, and an aged man. The four united under a shared vision and began financially and emotionally supporting other marginalized individuals enduring the criminal justice system. However, they quickly realized these people required more assistance and resources than they could provide. The idea for A Hand For Rescue was developed on February 28 th , 2017 after the group visited some individuals in prison. The organization will receive its certification this year and will begin expanding its capacity to assist these marginalized populations through health, education, financial, and legal services.