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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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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.

 

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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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.

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.

“These Political Games Ruin Our Lives”: Indonesia’s LGBT Community Under Threat “These Political Games Ruin Our Lives”: Indonesia’s LGBT Community Under Threat

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Date added: 10/06/2017
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indonesia lgbt0816 reportcover web 1

2016, 91 pages

A 2016 report by Human Rights Watch documents the rise in anti-LGBT rhetoric in Indonesia, as well as the threats and violent attacks on LGBT NGOs, activists, and individuals, primarily by militant Islamists. It includes 70 in-depth interviews with sexual and gender minorities and human rights activists in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, cities in South Sulawesi, cities in Sumatra, and cities in Aceh.

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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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.

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