Friends and colleagues urge you to
Friends and colleagues of Ugandan activist, scholar, writer, mother and radical feminist Dr. Stella Nyanzi ask for your help to #FreeStellaNyanzi. Stella is an amazing human with a bold heart and humble spirit. For a long time, she has been generous with her words, life and love and has kept many followers glued to her regular facebook posts. Her writing inspires, liberates and has fought for those whose right to dignity has been undermined.
Recently, Dr. Stella Nyanzi initiated a campaign to distribute sanitary products to schoolgirls in need. She has also used her constitutional right to critique the state of Uganda through social media.
On 7 April 2017, Dr. Stella Nyanzi was abducted and later charged, barred from exercising the right to freedom of expression. She has been denied bail. The next court hearing is on April 25th, 2017. Till then, she remains under police custody, suspended from her duties at the university and branded as mentally unstable.
How You Can Help
As friends and part of an international community of scholars we ask you to help #FreeStellaNyanzi. Various injustices have been committed against her by the state. With your help, we can cover part of the costs to help put pressure for the immediate release of Dr. Stella Nyanzi from Luzira Prison and demand an end to intimidation tacticts towards Nyanzi and her family.
Help us raise US$5000 to cover costs towards her legal fees, and to keep her family safe. Funds will be sent directly to her family by April 25th.
Your support means a lot to us as friends of Dr. Stella Nyanzi. Her writing and activism has been instrumental in giving voice to many who remain voiceless in Uganda and beyond. We want her voice to continue being heard, and for Stella Nyanzi to be free and reunited with her family.
We are deeply grateful for your help.