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Information on the conditions for LGBTI minorities in specific countries from global human rights organizations and other sources.

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Not dancing to their music: The effects of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia on the lives of LGBTQ  people in Nigeria Not dancing to their music: The effects of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia on the lives of LGBTQ people in Nigeria

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Date added: 09/21/2017
Date modified: 09/21/2017
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nigeria

2017, 35 pages

In January 2014, a President Goodluck Jonathan signed the SSMPA (Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act) in Nigeria.This survey focuses on the personal experiences of the LGBTs in Nigeria by documenting the stigma, shame and sanctions facing LGBT communities across the country and, often, in the diaspora.

Violence and Discrimination Based on Real or Perceived Sexual Orientation  and Gender Identity in Malawi Violence and Discrimination Based on Real or Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Malawi

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Date added: 09/21/2017
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Malawi Cropped

2015, 55 pages

This human rights violation report focuses on the cases of discrimination, harassment, and marginalisation of LGBTIs in Malawi. Malawi is a country  which legal system still condones the criminalization of consensual same-sex sexual acts, and where the police and the justice system fails to prevent the hate crimes crimes from happening. This report confirms that most perpetrators of violent attacks against LGBTI persons often conduct such attacks in the knowledge that they would never be arrested or prosecuted. The report also confirms that many victims of violence do not report to relevant authorities for fear of arrest, exposure of their sexual orientation or gender identity or because of lack of trust in the authorities.

Negotiating Public and Legal Spaces: The Emergence of an LGBT Movement in Vietnam Negotiating Public and Legal Spaces: The Emergence of an LGBT Movement in Vietnam

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Date added: 09/21/2017
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vietnam

2014, 47 pages

Vietnam’s laws, policies and decrees do not explicitly discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals but their rights are not legally protected and they are socially marginalised. In order to understand how LGBT civil society organisations can affect legal and social change with regard to the laws that regulate sexual norms and unions, this empirical study explores the mobilisation strategies of civil society organisations to hold gay pride events, and collective action to legalise same-sex ceremonies and marriages. The case studies were written in close consultation with Vietnamese LGBT civil society actors and with formally and informally organised groups that are distinct from mass organisations. The interviews are conducted with LGBT activists, national and international policy experts, researchers and development experts.

Landscape Analysis of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex People and Sex Workes in the Democratic Republic of Congo Landscape Analysis of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex People and Sex Workes in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Date added: 09/07/2017
Date modified: 09/07/2017
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Congo2017, 58 pages

This study consists of focus group discussions, surveys, and interviews conducted with LGBTI persons and sex workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its author positions personal experiences of LGBTI persons and sex workers in relation to legal framework, political context, and healthcare system in DRC.

 

Social perception survey on lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights Social perception survey on lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights

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Date added: 09/05/2017
Date modified: 09/05/2017
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Nigeria2017, 19 pages

The survey gathers Nigerians perception on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual. The survey is the third in series of LGB poll conducted by NOIPOLLs. The first was conducted in 2013 and the second was conducted in 2015 and this section present findings from the 2017 polls and where necessary, it draws comparison with early polls. The poll revealed that the 91 % of Nigerians do not believe that people are born homosexual, indicating that there is little belief in scientific and genetic justification or explanations. The survey also shows that 9 in 10 adult Nigerians are in support of the 2014 Same-Sex Marriage Prohiition Act (SSMPA). The survey includes a random nationwide sampling of 2,000 interviewed respondents.

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