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Forbidden: Institutionalizing Discrimination Against Gays and Lesbians in Burundi Forbidden: Institutionalizing Discrimination Against Gays and Lesbians in Burundi

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Date added: 06/11/2012
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BurundiBurundian LGBT people were devastated in November 2008, when the National Assembly voted in favor of adding an article to the proposed new Criminal Code that would penalize same-sex relations between consenting adults. Human Rights Watch (2009).

Burundian lawyers and politicians, along with international experts, had spent two years revising the old criminal code, which dated to 1981, but the National Assembly’s human rights commission added the anti-homosexuality provision at the last minute. Human Rights Watch teamed up with a photographer to create portraits of ten of these young people, many of whom feel that their very identities have been rendered criminal by Burundi’s new law. HRW hope that others will draw lessons from these narratives and will work to restore the rights of LGBT people.

Fremstillinger af seksuelle minoriteter i Ugandas skrevne presse Fremstillinger af seksuelle minoriteter i Ugandas skrevne presse

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Date added: 06/14/2012
Date modified: 08/02/2012
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Abstract in English: page 159-161. This study (in Danish) examines how sexual minorities are being constructed discursively in the Ugandan English press and how this construction affects social practice (2011).

The starting point for this research has been the Anti?Homosexuality Bill presenting the Ugandan Parliament on October 14, 2009 proposing the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality”. The bill is part of a social practice in Uganda characterised by widespread poverty, political corruption, strong Christian beliefs and a largely negative attitude towards homosexuality. The critical perspective suggests that the assignment of mainly negative meaningsand mythical representation is articulated and distributed through the English language press in Uganda.

Thus, the study indicates that parts of the discourse practice reaffirms perceptions of sexual minorities dominating the social sphere partly due to structural and social concerns.The study also points to that the mythical representation supports and gives sense to certain actions in the social sphere e.g. The anti?homosexuality bill.

Guilty by Association Guilty by Association

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Date added: 04/11/2013
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The 55-page report from March 2013 presents 10 case studies of arrests and prosecutions under article 347 bis of Cameroon’s penal code, which punishes “sexual relations between persons of the same sex” with up to five years in prison.

The report found that most people charged with homosexuality are convicted based on little or no evidence. The report includes numerous cases in which the law against homosexual conduct was used for settling scores, showing how the law is easily subject to abuse. Dozens of Cameroonians do jail time solely because they are suspected of being gay or lesbian, the groups found.

Homophobia, Injustice and Corrective Rape in South Africa Homophobia, Injustice and Corrective Rape in South Africa

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Date added: 08/30/2013
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Homophobia SA2013, 30 pages

A detailed discussion of the term corrective rape through an analysis of the narrative of one lesbian's experienced of being raped.

Landscape Analysis of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex People and Sex Workes in the Democratic Republic of Congo Landscape Analysis of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex People and Sex Workes in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Date added: 09/07/2017
Date modified: 09/07/2017
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Congo2017, 58 pages

This study consists of focus group discussions, surveys, and interviews conducted with LGBTI persons and sex workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its author positions personal experiences of LGBTI persons and sex workers in relation to legal framework, political context, and healthcare system in DRC.

 

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