Country Reports

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


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Situation of LGBT people in Uganda Situation of LGBT people in Uganda

Date added: 07/01/2015
Date modified: 07/01/2015
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Situation of LGBT persons in Uganda2014, 103 pages.

This joint report from the Danish Immigration Service’s and the Danish Refugee Council’s fact finding mission to Kampala, Uganda from 16 to 25 June 2013, describes the situation of LGBT people in Uganda.


Social perception survey on lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights Social perception survey on lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights

Date added: 09/05/2017
Date modified: 09/05/2017
Filesize: 9.21 MB
Downloads: 519

Nigeria2017, 19 pages

The survey gathers Nigerians perception on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual. The survey is the third in series of LGB poll conducted by NOIPOLLs. The first was conducted in 2013 and the second was conducted in 2015 and this section present findings from the 2017 polls and where necessary, it draws comparison with early polls. The poll revealed that the 91 % of Nigerians do not believe that people are born homosexual, indicating that there is little belief in scientific and genetic justification or explanations. The survey also shows that 9 in 10 adult Nigerians are in support of the 2014 Same-Sex Marriage Prohiition Act (SSMPA). The survey includes a random nationwide sampling of 2,000 interviewed respondents.

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

Date added: 05/24/2013
Date modified: 07/01/2015
Filesize: 11 MB
Downloads: 2338

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.

Study on violence against LGBTQ individuals in Tunisia Study on violence against LGBTQ individuals in Tunisia

Date added: 05/31/2018
Date modified: 05/31/2018
Filesize: 1.8 MB
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Violence Tunesia2018, 71 pages

This report in French, English and Arabic has been carried out by 3 LGBTQ organisations in Tunesia and measures the frequency of violence against LGBTQ individuals, analyses situations of violence and the consequences of these incidents. 300 people have participated in the study.

The report concludes that contrary to media coverage of some cases, violence on the basis of sexual orientation and gender is a massive phenomenon and therefore irreducible to inter-individual conflicts.

Survey of Sexual Minorities in Central and West Africa Survey of Sexual Minorities in Central and West Africa

Date added: 05/24/2013
Date modified: 05/24/2013
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Survey from QAYN2012, 39 pages

Over the past four years, the West and Central Africa sub-regions have seen a rapidly growing flame of controversy, political debates and media attention on questions related to the existence, identities and rights of sexual minority. Most notably, recent cases in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Cameroon, have served as a catalyst for debates and increased visibility of the realities of this population. However, very little data exists on this community.

This research enriches the “library” of data on the realities of LGBTI in Africa, “library” that has started to be built across the continent. For instance, in researches conducted in countries such as Cameroon, Morocco, Nigeria and Senegal, it was highlighted how the question of homosexuality is increasingly becoming a problematic one. One the other hand, these researches also show how it is becoming more and more challenging for African politicians to declare without reservation that homosexuality is “un-African”, since the respondents of these research projects are African, living on the continent who have voluntarily taken part in the studies, despite the social and political context in their countries.

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