The Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program provides emergency funds, advocacy support, and security assistance to human rights defenders and civil society organizations under threat or attack due to their work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights.
16/08/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Ms Laureta Vivian Lamptey, Ghana's new Commissioner at the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), assumed office last week after being sworn in by President John Evans Atta Mills. In an interview with Peace FM, Ms Lamptey voiced two common views that slow down progress for LGBTI human rights: African values and majority views pose a justification for discrimination against LGBTI persons. >>>
11/08/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Rwanda is leading the progress on human rights for LGBTI persons in East Africa. Last year Rwanda eliminated the criminalisation provision from its draft code and recently signed two UN resolutions on sexual orientation and gender identity, only one of six African nations to do it. "The main reason is that Rwanda has a very strong historical memory of what discrimination can do to any particular group." >>>