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Rule by Law Rule by Law

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Rule by Law96 pages, October 2014

From Amnesty International comes "Rule by Law: Discriminatory Legislation and Legitimized Abuses in Uganda." This report documents the human rights impact of three pieces of legislation: the Public Order Management Act, the Anti-Pornography Act, and the Anti-Homosexuality Act: in particular, the impact that these laws have had on the ability of civil society to organise, on discrimination against women, and on the lives of people who are or are believed to be LGBTI.

Silenced Voices, Threatened Lives: The impact of Nigeria's anti-LGBT law on freedom of expression Silenced Voices, Threatened Lives: The impact of Nigeria's anti-LGBT law on freedom of expression

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Date added: 07/01/2015
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Silenced voices2015, 38 pages

This report from PEN America and PEN Nigeria, uses potent and poignant individual testimonies by LGBTI Nigerians to demonstrate how the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act of 2014 has distorted Nigeria’s cultural and political landscape by silencing the country’s LGBTI community through state-sanctioned intimidation and marginalization. Drawing on interviews with local LGBTI authors, artists, activists, and their allies, the report details the cascading effects of a law that, while purporting to target same sex marriage, has infringed upon rights to free speech, access to health care, housing, and employment, interfered with civil and political rights, and led to wholesale impunity for violence against LGBTI people. The report documents the cases of writers unable to publish their books, poems, and stories, organizations forbidden from meeting, social media communities chilled by government infiltration, and rising incidents of blackmail and extortion directed at LGBTI individuals. The report showcases Nigeria’s at-risk literary and artistic traditions with works by prominent writers and artists from Nigeria’s LGBTI community and diaspora, including Unoma Azuah, Jude Dibia, and Adejoke Tugbiyele.

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

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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
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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

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Date added: 05/24/2013
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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.

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