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CAMEROON

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law

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How common are trainings on diversity that include sexual orientation and gender identity in the schools of CAMEROON?
We don’t have trainings (0 %) Training occur infrequently, and don’t include sexual orientation or gender identity (0 %) Training occur, but don’t necessarily include sexual orientation or gender identity (0 %) Trainings always include sexual orientation or gender identity (0 %)

The CAMEROON country survey is populated by LGBTI groups who have acted as liaisons with ILGA to identify issues affecting the LGBTI community.

Organizations were asked to discuss 4 broad subjects: the law, the mood (the social climate), the LGBTI movement as well as what would be, according to them, the most pressing campaign in their country.

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CAMPAIGN
What is the most pressing issue that needs to be addressed in your country?
What’s the most pressing campaign in your country?
CAMFAIDS - The decriminalization of homosexuality in Cameroon, including the opposition of the proposed bill that aims at strengthening anti homosexual laws in the country from 5 to 15 years, for the crime of homosexuality.
The campaign aims at…
CAMFAIDS - Stabilize the HIV prevalence among homosexual targets in Cameroon and to ensure full support to PLWHA homosexuals lost.
What is your strategy?
CAMFAIDS - Work Network of identity, looking for partners to provide technical and financial support such as promoting free and voluntary testing, medical monitoring for PLHIV homosexuals and the reduction of cases of discrimination and stigmatization of LGBTI-related status. We also aim to continue to advocate / lobby for national and international bodies.
What are the major obstacles to achieve it?
CAMFAIDS - Lack of funding, hostile legal environment and deleterious socio-political context alarmingly homophobic and hostile social climate, not homosexual awareness of the target itself to the dangers incurred in response to STI / HIV.
How far are you in achieving this goal?
CAMFAIDS - Over time, the means and changing laws and mores, we believe that we could reach it.
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