Tag Archives: Affirmative Action

Cameroon appeal: Concrete steps to fight anti-gay violence

Cameroon should combat recent outbreaks of anti-gay violence, starting by taking a public stand on the issue during next month’s United Nations review of the country’s human rights record, according to 12 local and international human rights groups who made … Continue reading

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Abandoned: Plans to keep AIDS fighters safe in Cameroon

Cameroon remains a dangerous place for LGBT activists, but plans for a coalition to improve the safety of Cameroonian AIDS fighters have fallen apart. After the murder of activist and journalist Eric Lembembe in July in Cameroon, organizations serving the … Continue reading

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How Cameroon locals, others paid for slain LGBT leader’s funeral

Donations from around the world Many people from Cameroon and at least seven other countries helped pay for the funeral of journalist and activist Eric Lembembe, who was murdered last month. The following summary of funds donated to and spent … Continue reading

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Cameroon: ‘Abusive detention’ of friends of Eric Lembembe

See the July 29 update of this news here: “Cameroon: LGBT activists in custody; harassment continues.” Below is a little bit of further information from July 27 about that day’s detention of LGBT activists in Cameroon, which was first reported in the … Continue reading

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Cameroon groups: It’s too dangerous to keep fighting AIDS

LGBT rights organizations in Cameroon have decided to halt AIDS education programs until their international partners help them to improve security so activists won’t be killed while trying to curb the spread of HIV among LGBT people there. The announcement … Continue reading

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To Cameroon: Here’s how to stop anti-gay hate and murder

Eleven LGBT-rights and anti-AIDS organizations in Cameroon and elsewhere in Africa  today called on the government of Cameroon to put an end to anti-gay rhetoric and anti-violence that led up to the July 12 murder of activist Eric Lembembe. They … Continue reading

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After attacks, LGBTI defenders in Cameroon seek safety

Cameroonian authorities should end their ‘absurd and despicable’ silence, then act to protect local human rights organizations and activists. Douala, Cameroon, July 2, 2013 — At the Access Center of Alternatives-Cameroon, life returns to normal. Gradually. New furniture arrives. New … Continue reading

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Arsonists, burglars attack LGBT advocates in Cameroon

Human Rights Watch issued this press release today: Cameroon: Spate of Attacks on Rights Defenders Authorities Should Investigate, Condemn, Prosecute Assaults (Douala, July 1, 2013) – The Cameroonian government should rigorously investigate, denounce, and prosecute suspicious break-ins at three human … Continue reading

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Peaceful celebration in Cameroon a year after mob attack

Three associations in Cameroon’s capital city organized a week’s activities to commemorate this year’s International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). Unlike last year, the activities were not disrupted by anti-gay violence. La version française: “Yaoundé célèbre IDAHO 2013 avec faste et … Continue reading

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Cameroon LGBT groups learning to be businesslike

Governance, paperwork, management techniques, human resources, financial conflicts of interest — those are some of the training modules discussed in workshops held Jan. 22 to 25 for nine representatives of three community-based organizations serving the community of men who have … Continue reading

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