|Human Rights Award for Extraordinary Activism will be presented to Dr. Steave Nemande, Cameroon|
"Cameroon: Decriminalize Homosexuality". HERE
¨Cameroon should decriminalize consensual sexual acts between adults of the same sex, Human Rights Watch and Alternatives-Cameroun said today. The groups urged the government of Cameroon to put into effect immediately the recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, made public on July 29, 2010, to bring Cameroon's law into conformity with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
Since 2005, Alternatives-Cameroun, Human Rights Watch, and other Cameroonian and international organizations have documented abuses and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Cameroon. Suspected homosexual men have been arrested and beaten on their bodies, heads, and even the soles of their feet while in custody. Women suffer violence in their families if they are suspected of being lesbians. In some cases, they have been forced to leave their homes or their children have been taken away from them.
"Cameroon should guarantee lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people the same rights as every other citizen," said Boris Dittrich, advocacy director of the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch. "There is no reason why anyone in Cameroon should live in fear of prosecution and abuse because of their sexual orientation or gender identity." HERE
VIOLENCE AND PREJUDICE DIRECTED AGAINST CITIZENS BECAUSE OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IN CAMEROON
Anglicans in Cameroon at the West African Province, Anglican Communion, are concerned about the ordination of women and gays in North America reports Bishop Elango Dibo
|Cameroon Anglican Bishop, Rt. Rev. Thomas Elango Dibo|
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· Thanks to Amplifying Africa's LGBTI Voices
· Thanks to Human Rights Watch
· Thanks to Boris Dittrich, Advocacy Director of LGBT Rights
· Thanks to International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
· Thanks to Doctor Steave Nemande, President of Alternatives Cameroon
· Thanks to Le Effort Camerounais
· Thanks to The Reverend Wilfred Epie