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2015 Report on Human Rights Violations: Based on Real or Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Nigeria

Violence and discrimination against LGBTI persons continues in Nigeria. The promulgation and continued implementation of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, 2013 and other laws has had a negative effect on the already dire circumstances of LGB…

Breaking the Silence on Human Rights Violations in Sierra Leone under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR): A Shadow Report on Discrimination and Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Sierra Leone has a devastating history of gross human rights violations. During the violent civil war 50,000 people were killed and 2,000,000 people were displaced. The civil war was extremely divisive and was rooted in significant prejudice. As t…

Gender(ed) Perspectives: An analysis of the ‘Gender Perspective’ in the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC’s Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-based Crimes

This policy brief analyses the gender perspective in the Policy Paper. In Part I, the brief discusses the contributions of the Policy Paper, particularly as it pertains to institutionalising an approach that eschews the marginalisation of sexual an…

Human Rights Violation Reports Based On Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression In Nigeria

The Nigerian constitution guarantees the rights to life, dignity, personal liberty, a fair hearing and freedom of movement amongst other human rights. These rights apply to all without limitation on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identit…

Compendium of Laws: Discriminating against Persons based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression in Nigeria

Despite the political and religious support for the criminalisation of same sex relationships and homosexual conduct, Nigeria's constitutional document as well as its commitments under international law, remain favorably disposed to principles of co…

Ghanaians are United and Hospitable but Intolerant towards Same-sex Relationships

Tolerance is a pre-condition for stability in a society with a variety of cultural and religious traditions. In Ghana, a secular and heterogeneous society, peaceful coexistence of different ethnicities and religions is strengthened by policies that …

2018 Report on Human Rights Violations based on Real or Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Nigeria

This report documents the ways Nigeria's current legal framework, aided by the SSMPA, endorses human rights violations on its own citizens by deeming LGBTQI persons unworthy and undeserving of their fundamental human rights. This effectively makes …

Human, not a Number: Lived Experiences of Sexual Minorities in Nigeria

This advocacy project is directed at getting people to understand that LGBTQI persons are human beings who deserve to walk the streets of their county without fear of harassment, discrimination, violence or in extreme cases, death. With this photo d…

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