Cameroon

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Added on: 06/08/2024
Has Cameroon become a much safer place for LGBTI people? It’s a question raised by the publication of the latest report on anti-LGBTI violence and human rights…

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Added on: 05/11/2024
Generous donors have contributed $9,447 in the seven days since Project Not Alone announced its 2024 fund drive on May 3. That surpassed the goal of $8,122….

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Added on: 02/20/2024
Youth Day is a festival held on Feb. 11 each year in Cameroon to celebrate the potential of the nation’s young citizens. But for two LGBT youths,…

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Added on: 12/22/2023
12/21/2023
Homosexuality is a controversial topic in Africa, a continent where many people have strong and very conservative views on sexual orientation. Pope Francis’ recent approval of blessings for same-sex couples…

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Added on: 11/14/2023
Namibia’s High Court will rule next May in a case that could see the southern African country overturn a colonial-era ban on same-sex relations. Friedel Dausab, who…

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Added on: 11/01/2023
“I am a homosexual, I am attracted to men and I feel good about that. I am like that and I have always been like that.” With…

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Added on: 07/11/2023
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Cameroon are all too aware of homophobic rhetoric and violent attacks against them. This has been highlighted once…

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Added on: 12/21/2022
The coalition of Cameroon’s 34 LGBTI rights organizations has signed a contract with the Delegation of the European Union in Cameroon to improve the groups’ operations and…

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Added on: 06/30/2022
Elmer, Amir, Dick, Martin and Octavia are locked up in Cameroon’s Yaoundé Central Prison, serving sentences for whom and how they love. You can help get them out. Cam…

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Added on: 06/23/2022
Only 13 months ago, a visitor to the Central Prison in Yaoundé, Cameroon, counted 11 inmates serving time for nothing other than whom they loved. None of…

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Added on: 05/25/2022
The UNITY umbrella organization of Cameroon’s varied LGBTI rights advocacy groups has elected a new board after a spirited campaign. “We all won,” said Sandrine Ateh, the…

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Added on: 05/12/2022
(Nairobi) – Security forces in Cameroon are failing to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from violent attacks and instead are arresting the victims, Human Rights…

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Added on: 05/11/2022
Security forces in Cameroon are failing to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from violent attacks and instead are arresting the victims, Human Rights…

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Added on: 03/22/2022
Generous donors have brought about the early release of nine Cameroonian prisoners who were convicted of homosexuality. Two more are scheduled for release this month. This is…

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Added on: 02/16/2022
Strolling hand in hand on Valentine’s Day in Cameroon nearly led to the death of two gay men at the hands of a homophobic mob. Max and…

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Added on: 12/20/2021
The U.S. Senate confirmed Christopher John Lamora’s appointment on Saturday. His was one of dozens of Democratic president Joe Biden’s ambassador nominations that had been stalled since…

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Added on: 12/04/2021
Cameroon says lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are increasingly becoming victims of violence and brutality. The central African state’s government made the comment this week…

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Added on: 11/29/2021
YAOUNDÉ — Cameroon says lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are increasingly becoming victims of violence and brutality. The central African state’s government made the comment this…

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Added on: 11/23/2021
11/22/2021
A group sexually assaulted, beat, and humiliated an intersex person in Cameroon’s capital of Yaoundé on November 15. The victim suffered bruises all over her body, HRW…

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Added on: 11/09/2021
11/08/2021
Across Africa, queer people face oppression, discrimination and violence for their identities. A 2020 report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) reveals…

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Added on: 10/09/2021
10/8/21
Nkom’s cane is the only thing that betrays the age of this great lady, whom her young clients call “Mama”. At 76, Nkom may be Cameroon’s oldest…

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Added on: 10/06/2021
The workshop was organized in response to a recommendation that Cameroon should “protect women, girls and all other vulnerable persons from all forms of violence”. That recommendation,…

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Added on: 08/11/2021
A brutal attack on two transgender women in Cameroon occurred just weeks after a court ordered the women, Shakiro and Patricia, released from prison pending their appeal…

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Added on: 07/28/2021
07/27/2021
I’ve personally experienced two homophobic attacks in my home city of Enugu, in southeastern Nigeria: one from the police and the other from a crowd of students….

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Added on: 07/19/2021
The five months that two transgender women in Cameroon spent in prison were “hell”, one of them told Reuters on Friday after they were released, describing how…

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Added on: 07/14/2021
07/13/2021
DOUALA, July 13 (Reuters) – Two transgender women in Cameroon convicted in May of “attempted homosexuality” were ordered released from prison on Tuesday until a court hears…

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Added on: 07/14/2021
07/13/2021
Two transgender women in Cameroon convicted in May of “attempted homosexuality” were ordered released from prison on Tuesday until a court hears their appeal, their lawyer said….

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Added on: 06/02/2021
The staggering pace of arrests of LGBTQ citizens continued today, as Uganda Police raided an LGBTQ shelter and detained 44 members of the LGBTQ community, repeating a…

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Added on: 05/18/2021
05/17/2021
To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we speak to Alice Nkom. She became Cameroon’s first female lawyer in her early 20s and now…

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Added on: 05/14/2021
05/13/2021
Two transgender women were sentenced to five years in prison in Cameroon this week after they were found guilty of “attempted homosexuality” and public indecency, the latest…