- Ghanaians have been urged to treat LGBTQ issues as human rights matters
- The US President has announced a resettlement program for LGBTQs
- In Ghana, President Akufo-Addo has been charged to state his stance on the matter
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A key advocate for gay rights in Ghana as well as Director of LGBTQI+ Rights in Ghana, Alex Kofi Donkor, wants Ghanaians to consider LGBTQI+ issues as human rights matters.
Speaking on TV3, Alex Kofi Donkor lamented the attack on LGBTQ persons, stating that many fear to seek justice let alone report abuses with the police.
“ Many are being attacked for being gay. Because society speaks against it, many are attacking us with impunity. The more reason we must treat these matters as human rights issues,” he stated.
Opening of LGBTQ office in Accra
Even though Ghana’s criminal code stipulates that Carnal Knowledge is criminal with up to 5 years imprisonment, many human right groups including Amnesty International say the “Colonial laws against homosexuality” must be repealed.
It all happened with the Australian Ambassador to Ghana, the European Union in Ghana and other diplomats officially opened the office of LGBTQIs in Accra.
Meanwhile, the Minister-designate for Children and Social Protection, Adwoa Sarfo, says “homosexuality is non-negotiable” in Ghana. Taking her turn at the Parliament Appointment Committee, the minister-designate explained that her stance on the sensitive issue will be guided by Ghana’s criminal code which penalizes Carnal Knowledge.
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