Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, has been named the 2019 International Humanitarian award winner, received in recognition for advocacy for civil and human rights.
Bobi Wine was a warded during the five-day Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention, a gathering of civil rights icons, business leaders, high tech executives, foreign dignitaries, gospel giants, hip hop artists, elected officials, sports legends, scholars and students.
Rainbow PUSH Coalition the multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson.
“I am profoundly humbled to get this International Humanitarian Award, dedicate it to the men, women and children of Uganda who have paid the ultimate price in our struggles for democracy. Those are the true heroes of our nation. Thank you Rev Jesse Jackson Sr and the entire leadership of Rainbow PUSH Coalition for this recognition,” he said in Chicago, USA.
Kyagulanyi said the recognition only confirms to them that their cries for freedom are reaching the ears of the world and encourages them to work even more until our country is truly free from oppression, suppression and exploitation.
During the convection, Bobi wine also informed the world that, “another activist an academic giant, a woman, Dr. Stella Nyanzi, continues to rot in jail simply because she wrote a poem that criticizes President Yoweri Museveni who has been president of Uganda for 33 years.”
With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world.
It is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.