Eastern Region Women’s Empowerment Organization (ERWEO) was established in 2013 by LBT women and female sex workers. ERWEO aims to improve their well-being and empower them through community mobilization.
Both LBT and female sex workers (LBT/SW) suffer from discrimination and stigmatization, especially in more rural areas in eastern Uganda. Also, family connections are disrupted, either because of their coming-out as LBT or their profession as a sex worker.
With PlanetRomeo Foundation funding, ERWEO organized a pool tournament. This was also an opportunity to bring all local LBT/SW organizations and communities together. By inviting relatives of community members, ERWEO helped them to re-establish relationships with their family members.