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Silenced Voices, Threatened Lives: The impact of Nigeria's anti-LGBT law on freedom of expression Silenced Voices, Threatened Lives: The impact of Nigeria's anti-LGBT law on freedom of expression

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Date added: 07/01/2015
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Silenced voices2015, 38 pages

This report from PEN America and PEN Nigeria, uses potent and poignant individual testimonies by LGBTI Nigerians to demonstrate how the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act of 2014 has distorted Nigeria’s cultural and political landscape by silencing the country’s LGBTI community through state-sanctioned intimidation and marginalization. Drawing on interviews with local LGBTI authors, artists, activists, and their allies, the report details the cascading effects of a law that, while purporting to target same sex marriage, has infringed upon rights to free speech, access to health care, housing, and employment, interfered with civil and political rights, and led to wholesale impunity for violence against LGBTI people. The report documents the cases of writers unable to publish their books, poems, and stories, organizations forbidden from meeting, social media communities chilled by government infiltration, and rising incidents of blackmail and extortion directed at LGBTI individuals. The report showcases Nigeria’s at-risk literary and artistic traditions with works by prominent writers and artists from Nigeria’s LGBTI community and diaspora, including Unoma Azuah, Jude Dibia, and Adejoke Tugbiyele.

Uganda report of LGBT Violations 2015 Uganda report of LGBT Violations 2015

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Uganda LGBT violations 20152015, 52 pages

The Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum in Uganda has released this recent report on violations of LGBT violations in Uganda. The report documents 89 cases of violations of rights of persons based on their gender identity and sexual orientation.  Violations in 47 cases were perpetrated by state actors, especially the Uganda Police Force. The report also highlights the influence of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in the violations that occurred in 2014. It reveals increased violation of rights of LGBT people by non state actors - there was increased mob attacks, family rejection, evictions and media outings.

On 23rd July 2015,  the 2015 Uganda report of violations based on gender identity and sexual orientation was launched at Imperial Royale Hotel. The report documented 89 cases of violations of rights of persons based on their gender identity and sexual orientation.  Violations in 47 cases were perpetrated by state actors especially the Uganda Police Force. The report also highlights the influence of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in the violations that occurred in 2014. It reveals increased violation of rights of LGBT people by non state actors- there was increased mob attacks, family rejection, evictions and media outings. - See more at: http://www.hrapf.org/blogs/human-rights-awareness-and-promotion-forum/uganda-report-lgbt-violations-2015-launched#sthash.3jBT72FA.dpuf

Boldly Queer Boldly Queer

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Date added: 08/17/2015
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Boldly Queer2015, 184 pages

Hivos has officially released the publication Boldly Queer: African Perspectives on Same-sex Sexuality and Gender Diversity. The book is a rich collection of articles, essays, stories and photographs that highlight a growing understanding of LGBT rights struggles and realities on the African continent. Seventeen scholars, activists and writers from across Africa contributed to the book. What the contributions have in common is audacity and boldness, not accepting the status quo of suppression by conservative values, severe criminalisation or increased religiosity. In short, these contributions are “boldly queer”.

The issue is violence: Attacks on LGBT people on Kenya's coast. The issue is violence: Attacks on LGBT people on Kenya's coast.

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Date added: 03/04/2016
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The issue is violence2015, 79 pages

In collaboration with PEMA Kenya, Human Rights Watch have looked into a series of homo- and transphobic attacks along the Kenyan coast. The groups documented rights abuses against members of sexual minorities in Kenya’s coast region, including mob violence, assault, rape, incitement to violence, and inadequate protection. The report identifies ways the Kenyan authorities could improve their response to these abuses.

Research on The Lived Experiences of Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women in Kenya Research on The Lived Experiences of Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women in Kenya

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Date added: 03/04/2016
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LBQ women in Kenya2016, 43 pages

This report from GALCK explores the lived experiences of LBQ women in Kenya. Qualitative research has been carried out in three major towns, and the study provides insight into the scope and experiences of everyday and structural violence facing these women.

The study thus points to where LGBT organisations in Kenya can fine-tune their interventions, and also points out new avenues for strengthening the Kenyan LGBT movement.

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