eSwatini

LGBTI Rights in eSwatini


ADDED ON: 09/12/2020

Covid-19 and LGBTQ women in southern Africa – a test for universal human rights

Since March 2020, governments in southern Africa have imposed lockdown measures to control the spread of Covid-19 in the sub-region. The measures include the deployment of police and soldiers, with an apparent…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2019

Anti-gay law ‘like a gun pointing at us’ says eSwatini activist

When LGBT+ people took to the streets last year for the first ever Pride march in eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, some hardly believed they could celebrate the event in a country…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2019

Swaziland: LGBTI Discrimination in Swaziland Leads to Big Mental Health Issues, Report Finds

LGBTI people in Swaziland/eSwatini suffer mental health issues and many have attempted suicide because of the way they are discriminated against in the kingdom. This has prompted the authors of the first…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2019

Time for Swaziland to Follow Botswana’s Lead and Decriminalise Gay Sex

Swaziland should follow the example of its near-neighbour Botswana and decriminalise gay sex. The kingdom, also known as eSwatini, has much in common with Botswana. Both were protectorates of Great Britain and…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

Swaziland’s First Pride Parade Will Test Just How Accepting The Country Really Is

When Musa Dlamini was asked if he planned to dress up at Swaziland’s first ever LGBT Pride parade taking place Saturday, he responded without missing a beat. “I’ll be wearing white shorts,…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2018

Swazi Human Rights Group Snubs LGBT Festival

One of the best known human rights groups in Swaziland, which has changed its name to eSwatini, has snubbed the kingdom’s first LGBT Pride festival saying it is against biblical teaching, putting…

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