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Key Actions for Global Donors to Respond Effectively to the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act in Nigeria

in NIGERIA, 06/02/2014

Following Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s signing of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act in January, the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) joined with the Initiative for Equal Rights (TIER) and the International Center on Advocacy for the Right to Health (ICARH) to issue a series of recommendations for key actions to be taken by global HIV donors, including the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund.

Recommendations include establishing an emergency task force to prevent human rights violations against LGBT people and reprogramming grant funds to provide safe spaces for LGBT people, expand access to legal services, and implement violence mitigation interventions.


Read the full letter and sign on.

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