About Lady Mermaids Bureau (LMB)

Lady Mermaids Bureau was Founded in 2002, Lady Mermaids Bureau (LMB) is the first sex worker organization in Uganda and it became sex worker led in 2013.
The organization broke the silence that surrounded sex work at the time, creating a basis for interventions for sex workers.

The organization advocates for universal access to health services, speaks out about violence against sex workers,
opposes human rights abuses, and challenges stigma and discrimination against sex workers.

LMB is driven by the needs of its members and championing the sex worker community led services. LMB is devoted to advocating for the recognition of sex workers, networking and improving relationships between sex workers and their communities and challenging existing policies that infringe on sex workers human rights.
LMB exists to strengthen the voices, empower, advocate for and advance the health and human rights of female sex workers through documentation, mobilization, networking, capacity building and partnership.

Team of Lady Mermaids Bureau

SANYU HAJARAH BATTE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NAKIMULI DORIE DORA

FINANCE OFFFICER

OPIO HUGHES

FINANCE OFFFICER

NAKAYENGA DOROTHY

PROGRAMS MANAGER

CHANDIRU ESTHER

RECEPTION AND ADMINISTRATOR

KAYIRA FREDRICK

M&E

KATUMBA DAVID

M&E

NANSIMBE DOREEN

DIC COORDINATOR

NANFUKA SARAH

ASSISTANT DIC COORDINATOR

Our Vision

  • A Ugandan society where sex work is recognized respected and protected.

Our Mission

  • To promote access to improved friendly health Services and advocate for human rights of adult sex workers in Uganda.

Our Thematic Areas

  • Health and Policy Advocacy
  • Institutional and Community Capacity Building
  • Research and documentation
  • Partnerships, resource mobilization & Networking

Core Values

  • Team work
  • Non discrimination
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Commitment