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LGBTI Rights in Cameroon


ADDED ON: 04/15/2021

LGBT persecution on the rise in Cameroon, Human Rights Watch says

Cameroon security forces have arrested, threatened or assaulted at least 24 people since February in a ramped-up crackdown on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) people, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2021

Jail time for transgender women in Cameroon extended after trial delay

April 5 (Reuters) - Two transgender women facing charges of “attempted homosexuality” in a high profile case in Cameroon will spend more than two months behind bars without trial after a judge…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2021

Transgender women facing homosexuality charges in Cameroon denied bail

Two transgender women facing charges of “attempted homosexuality” in Cameroon were denied bail on Wednesday after a judge adjourned their case and sent them back to jail, their lawyer said. Mildred Loic,…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2021

Cameroon: Police arrest 12 teens on homosexuality charges

Feb. 11, 2021, will remain unforgettable for 12 boys arrested and taken to the Nkolbikone police station after they were spotted kissing each other near the Grand Palace Restaurant in Bertoua. Among…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2021

Cameroon: 4 shelters welcome LGBTQ+ victims of violence

The shelters, supported by Care Cameroon’s Human Rights Grant program, are run by LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations — Camfaids in Yaoundé, 2HRC in Bertoua, Alcondoms in Douala and Colibri in Bafoussam. The project…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2020

Cameroon: With Israeli aid, drop-in center can now fight AIDS better

Diagnostic equipment donated by Israel will allow members of the LGBTI community to rely on Camfaids for HIV-related health services rather than depending on clinics that stigmatize them and discourage them from…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

‘Love Falls on Us’ explores the intersection of African LGBT rights and American activism

The book in this installment of the African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular — “Love Falls on Us: A Story of American Ideas and African LGBT Lives” — focuses on LGBTQ rights and…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2020

Donors free trans woman from jail in Cameroon, help her in new career

C., the trans woman in eastern Cameroon who is being helped by this blog’s Not Alone Project, has been released from prison early and is preparing for training as a hairdresser, a…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2020

Cameroon: Lesbian love affair ends in death, but who was the killer?

The drama unfolded on July 30 in the city of Bertoua in eastern Cameroon when two young lesbians met in private at a family home. The women, identified here by the pseudonyms…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2020

In Face of Threats, Lawyer Defends Gays in Cameroon

In a country where homosexuality is criminalized, Alice Nkom was the first lawyer in Cameroon to defend suspected gay people. For this, she says she has faced attacks and death threats. Despite…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2020

Campaign launched to stop LGBT asylum seeker being sent to her death in Cameroon

A campaign has been launched to help keep a Birmingham LGBT asylum seeker safe from being arrested or killed for her sexuality. Espoir Njei is fighting for the right to stay in…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2019

Sacked, shunned and suicidal – the Cameroon sports stars battling anti-gay laws

Cameroonian athlete Thierry Essamba still trains every day, even though he has little hope of reviving a career cut off when he was ousted from the national squad in a scandal over…

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