Anti-LGBTQ and Anti-Choice World Congress of Families and Its Russian Backers Seek to Expand Influence in Africa

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11/08/2019

The World Congress of Families, an international network of anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice activists, sponsored a regional conference in Accra, Ghana, last week. Organizers pitched it as an effort to “position Africa as a more active advocate within the global pro-family movement.” The Ghana News Agency reported that the conference drew participants from 14 African countries as well as the United States. Brown called the conference “incredibly successful.” But the news outlet OkayAfrica reported that LGBTQ activists and allies are concerned that the conference could lead to an increase in violence targeting LGBTQ people in Ghana and other countries where homosexuality is still criminalized.

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