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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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Behind the mask - The voice of Africas LGBT community Behind the mask - The voice of Africas LGBT community

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Date added: 06/11/2012
Date modified: 02/05/2013
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Through journalism and activism, Behind the mask provides reliable information and initiates dialogue about LGBTI issues in Africa to ensure that human rights are recognized as indivisible and are guaranteed for everyone.

Struggling alone: The Lived Realities of Women who have sex with Women in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Nigeria Struggling alone: The Lived Realities of Women who have sex with Women in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Nigeria

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Date added: 05/24/2013
Date modified: 07/01/2015
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Struggling Alone2012, 46 pages.

From April to August 2011, QAYN conducted a five-month research project in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Nigeria, in order to critically document the lived realities of lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered, queer and women who have sex with women. QAYN worked in Ghana and Burkina Faso, while QAYN’s local partner in Nigeria, Women’s Health and Equal Rights (WHER), undertook the same process in Nigeria. A group of volunteers engaged in interviews and focus group discussions to uncover the challenges faced and strategies used by LBTQWSW in living their lives as same gender-loving women. This research project was the first of its kind to be designed and conducted by a pan-African lesbian-led group in West Africa.

As this report demonstrates, LBTQWSW in West Africa remain some of the most marginalized, vulnerable, invisible members of the LGBTQQ community in the sub-region. Often out of sight, they live within a patriarchal social system and narrowed interpretations of what forms of identity, expression and relationships are morally acceptable. These women exist; their lives and struggles are real – and deserved to be documented.

Erasing - 76 crimes Erasing - 76 crimes

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Date added: 08/14/2012
Date modified: 08/14/2012
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Depending on how you count them, there are 76 or 78 countries where homosexuality is illegal.

This blog takes its name from a list of 76 such countries.The blog's main focus is the struggle to repeal the 76 countries' anti-gay laws. The website includes a very updated news list.

Treat us like human beings: Discrimination against Sex Workers, Sexual and Gender Minorities, and People Who Use Drugs in Tanzania Treat us like human beings: Discrimination against Sex Workers, Sexual and Gender Minorities, and People Who Use Drugs in Tanzania

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Date added: 08/29/2013
Date modified: 08/29/2013
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TZ human rights 2013June 2013, 110 pages

This report from Human Rights Watch results from research conducted between May 2012 and April 2013 by Human
Rights Watch and Wake Up and Step Forward Network (WASO), a Dar es Salaam-based
network of groups that represent men who have sex with men. It documents human rights
violations experienced by sex workers, people who use drugs, and lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, and intersex people (LGBTI), including MSM. It also exposes the very
troubling situation of sexual exploitation of children in sex work. The report highlights two
main categories of human rights violations: those for which law enforcement officials bear
primary responsibility, and those within the health sector.

 

Boldly Queer Boldly Queer

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Date added: 08/17/2015
Date modified: 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”.

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