Nov 24, 2011 8:59 PM GMT
Cameroon jails men over gay sex
Lostboy saidActually over 80 countries world wide criminalise homosexuality, but it is not going without challenge...
There is serious work afoot to end the criminalisation of consensual, private MSM/WSW sexual activity globally. It is a basic human rights issue, and it won´t be too long before it is addressed in law.
Alice Nkom, the Cameroonian human rights lawyer who set up ADEFHO to protect the human rights of MSM and WSW individuals in Cameroon, sees criminalisation as being similar to the issue "at the heart of the Civil Rights movement in the United States, where great heros such as Rosa Parks, with her lawyers, upheld the US Constitution and guaranteed its stated objective to guarantee rights to all the citizens of America." (Speech at the launch of the Human Dignity Trust, House of Lords, London, Nov 17th 2011)
There are lawyers like her all over the world and there are people supporting her.
jusTom saidafrican countries shouldent be rulled by their own people, they are doing a lousy job anyway
SFYogi saidjusTom saidafrican countries shouldent be rulled by their own people, they are doing a lousy job anyway
.... I feel like that's what colonialists said...