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Cameroon

LGBTI Rights in Cameroon


ADDED ON: 10/09/2021

Alice Nkom, Cameroon’s tireless defender of LGBTQ rights

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 female lawyer and defender of…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2021

Cameroon: Law enforcement officials join workshop on protecting LGBTI people

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, which implied an obligation to…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2021

Two transgender women attacked in Cameroon after release from prison

A violent mob in Cameroon earlier this week attacked two transgender women after their release from prison. Human Rights Watch reports that the mob attacked Patricia and Shakiro at around 1 a.m.…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2021

Video Captures Vicious Homophobic Attack in Cameroon

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 of a five-year sentence on…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2021

Meet 7 Activists Fighting to Improve LGBTQ+ Rights Across Africa

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. In both instances, I was…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2021

Transgender woman in Cameroon describes ‘hell’ of five months in prison

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 they were initially forced to…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Jailed transgender women in Cameroon to be released pending appeal

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 their appeal, their lawyer said.…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Jailed transgender women in Cameroon to be released pending appeal

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. Shakiro and Patricia were arrested…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2021

LGBTQ life in Africa: Arrests, arrests, arrests, arrests

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 familiar pattern of human rights…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2021

Veteran lawyer Alice Nkom on fighting for LGBT rights in Cameroon

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 at 76 is one of…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2021

Cameroon Sentences Transgender Women to 5 Years in Prison

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 example of an increasing crackdown…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2021

Cameroonian transgender women convicted of ‘attempted homosexuality’

A local social media celebrity known as Shakiro, who also is identified as Loic Njeukam, and Patricia, also identified as Roland Mouthe, were arrested on Feb. 8. Human rights activists say their…

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