Cameroon

LGBTI Rights in Cameroon


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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ADDED ON: 04/27/2021

Cameroonian LGBT activist champions imprisoned transgender women

Coming from Cameroon where letting it be known that she was a lesbian could lead to prison time, activist and social media influencer Bandy Kiki struggled to adjust to her newfound safety…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2021

Cameroon: Abuses of LGBTQ People Increasing in Cameroon

Human Rights Watch said in a report this week that LGBTQ people are suffering a fresh wave of persecution in Cameroon, where same-sex relations are illegal. The group said in February, police…

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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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