LOME, Togo — Pour les personnes LGBT, des barrières d’accès à la justice sont renforcées par le regard de la société, qui ne tolère pas l’homosexualité et les pratiques y afférentes.
LOME, Togo –LGBTQ people face numerous barriers to accessing justice in Togo, including the fear of being jailed if their sexual orientation or gender identity is made public.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (RNS) Human rights campaigners in the West African nation are cherry-picking which rights they defend on the basis of religion, culture, and tradition, leaving LGBTQ communities vulnerable.
CAPE TOWN — Amid social and religious discrimination, sexual and gender minorities are often shunned by traditional support networks and struggle to access higher education.
MASERU, Lesotho — Following a recent police raid and facing serious legal and health risks, sex work provides financial reward and opportunity to some women in this Southern African nation.
PORT LOUIS, Mauritius — Fear of losing one’s job or being ridiculed by friends and family often pushes transgender people to hide their feelings and identities on the African island nation.
LAGOS — Distrust of Nigeria’s mental health system prevents many sexual and gender minorities from seeking professional help when coming to terms with their faith and sexuality.
MOMBASA, Kenya — Members of Mombasa’s LGBTI community discuss the pain and pleasure of coming out to friends, family and society at large.
KUMASI, Ghana — In Ghana, LGBT students are expelled for “sexual misconduct” or silenced for fear of being demonized by school counselors who double as religious leaders.
LAGOS — Megachurch pastor and televangelist T.B. Joshua’s Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) claims to “drive demons” out of sexual minorities on live television. LGBT activists and psychologists say the practice can bring about new harms.