Country Reports

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


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Pambazuka: Pan-African News on LGBT Pambazuka: Pan-African News on LGBT

Date added: 06/11/2012
Date modified: 08/02/2012
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Pambazuka News offers news, analyses and debate on LGBTI issues in Africa. Produced by a pan-African community of academics, policy makers, social activists, commentators and others, it is an influential web forum for social justice in Africa. Pambazuka News also publishes podcasts, videocasts and books.

Looking at Sida work in Kenya from a sexuality angle Looking at Sida work in Kenya from a sexuality angle

Date added: 06/11/2012
Date modified: 08/02/2012
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An evaluation report on how Sida (Swedish International Development Agency) addresses its commitments related to sexuality in Kenya (2007).

Sida interviewed people who were a part of their development programmes. Page 5 lists the questions asked, with special focus on how taking up a discussion and ensuing actions on sexuality can lead to better programming and eventually improved wellbeing and quality of life. The report also describes how areas which are not obviously connected to sexual rights, such as agriculture and infrastructure, also have taken significant steps to address sexuality issues in relation to HIV/AIDS and gender and other cross cutting issues. The evaluation report ends with a list of recommendations (page 11).

The Other Tanzanians. Landscape Analysis of the human rights of Sex Workers and LGBTI communities in Tanzania 2015-2016. The Other Tanzanians. Landscape Analysis of the human rights of Sex Workers and LGBTI communities in Tanzania 2015-2016.

Date added: 06/23/2016
Date modified: 06/23/2016
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Analysis LGBT Tanzania2016, 54 pages

This report by the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative maps the political, social, legal and organisational landscape of sex workers and LGBT people in Tanzania. It further describes the lived realities of these people.

The outlawed amongst us The outlawed amongst us

Date added: 07/23/2012
Date modified: 08/02/2012
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A study of the LGBTI community's search for equality and non-discrimination in Kenya (2011).

In this report, The Kenya Human Rights Commission finds that human rights violations against LGBTI persons in Kenya are systematic, highly prevalent and generally not redressed by the state when called to. LGBTI persons are routinely abused, subjected to hate speech and incitement to violence, they suffer physical violence in terms from mobs and are occasionally raped by police, vigilantes and organized criminals.

The study also finds that LGBTI persons are often harassed by state officials, who enforce heteronormativity against presumed homosexual expressions, extort for bribes or ask for sexual favours and charge those who do not comply with their demands with trumped up charges. There is a deliberate failure by the state to protect LGBTI persons from discrimination both in policy and legislation.

The Kenya Human Rights Commission recommends that Civil Society Organisations, especially those organizing around human rights, should:

1. Mainstream LGBTI work in their human rights advocacy work.

2. File and support strategic and public interest litigation on violations seeking orders for declaration of rights in the Bill of Rights to protect LGBTI persons from continued discrimination.

3. Constitute programs that sensitize judicial officers, the police, ministries, civil servants, professional and commercial organizations and other relevant actors on the human rights issues concerning LGBTI persons.

Rule by Law Rule by Law

Date added: 10/16/2014
Date modified: 10/16/2014
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Rule by Law96 pages, October 2014

From Amnesty International comes "Rule by Law: Discriminatory Legislation and Legitimized Abuses in Uganda." This report documents the human rights impact of three pieces of legislation: the Public Order Management Act, the Anti-Pornography Act, and the Anti-Homosexuality Act: in particular, the impact that these laws have had on the ability of civil society to organise, on discrimination against women, and on the lives of people who are or are believed to be LGBTI.

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