Country Reports

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

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Agaciro. A landscape analysis of the human rights of sex workers and LGBT communities in Rwanda. Agaciro. A landscape analysis of the human rights of sex workers and LGBT communities in Rwanda.

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Date added: 06/23/2016
Date modified: 06/23/2016
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Analysis LGBT Rwanda2016, 60 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 Rwanda. It further describes the lived realities of these people and offers recommendations on the way forward to strengthening the human rights situation in the country for the sex workers and LGBTI communities.

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.

A critique of the enforcement of the laws criminalising same-sex conduct in Uganda A critique of the enforcement of the laws criminalising same-sex conduct in Uganda

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Date added: 02/13/2014
Date modified: 02/13/2014
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Protecting morals2013, 88 pages

This report from Ugandan organisations The Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CSCHRCL) and Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) is a voice in the debate on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

The laws criminalising same-sex conduct in Uganda have been in existence since Uganda became
a British protectorate late in the 19th century. No single conviction or even acquittal (indicating
a full trial) has been found in the law books in Kampala in the last five years (2007 –2011), and
arguably none has ever been recorded in Uganda’s legal history. Nevertheless, the laws are used
every day to intimidate, harass, and degrade LGBTI persons.

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
Date modified: 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.

Violence: Through the Lens of Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Trans People in Asia Violence: Through the Lens of Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Trans People in Asia

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Date added: 05/19/2014
Date modified: 05/19/2014
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Through the Lens LGBT AsiaMay 2014, 248 pages (23 MB)

Lesbians, bisexual women and transgender (LBT) individuals in Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka face violence and exclusion in every sphere of their lives. This violence is fueled by laws that criminalize same-sex relations and gender non-conformity and encouraged by governments who tolerate, endorse, or directly sponsor the violent clamp-down on those who do not follow prevailing norms on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

This is the main finding from research coordinated by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and conducted over a two-year period by women’s rights, sexuality rights and gender rights activists based in Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka. Interviews were conducted in Japanese, English, Malay, Tamil, Urdu, Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano and Sinhala. The researchers uncovered high levels of family violence perpetrated against LBT individuals as well as widespread discrimination in education, health and work sectors.

The report can be downloaded in full and in different chapters covering each of the following countries: Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka from IGLHRC's website here.

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