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Ivory Coast LGBT celebrate IDAHO at post-attack HQ

Report by Jean Marc Yao. English version by Denis LeBlanc. (Aussi publié en français)   Alternative Cote d’Ivoire celebrated International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in its new official headquarters in Abidjan, in the Angré-Djibi neighborhood. The LGBT rights anti-AIDS organization needed the new location because its former offices had been ransacked in January … Continue reading

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Violence, hypocrisy imperil LGBT people in Ivory Coast

Jean Marc Yao, human rights consultant in Ivory Coast, wrote this analysis of the recent attacks on LGBT people there. The English version is below. A French version, also on this blog, is entitled “Côte d’Ivoire: L’hypocrisie et la violence contre les LGBT.” Listening to a story by Maureen Grisot that was broadcast on Radio France International … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Ivory Coast attack sends guard to hospital

Anti-gay attackers today broke into the office of an LGBT rights group in Ivory Coast, sending a security guard to the hospital and ransacking the premises. It was the fourth such attack this week on Alternative Côte d’Ivoire, which combats AIDS and advocates for human rights for LGBT people. Claver Touré, the association’s executive director, … Continue reading

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Ivory Coast: Seeking help for LGBT activists under attack

The human rights advocacy group Front Line Defenders has urged the government of Ivory Coast to intervene to stop death threats and attacks against LGBT rights activists there. (For background, see this blog’s article “Ivory Coast: Activists under attack by anti-gay mobs.”)  Front Line Defenders writes: Ivory Coast – Death threats and attacks against LGBTI rights … Continue reading

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Côte d’Ivoire : consensus sur les droits des homosexuels

Publié le 27 juin 2014 (also published in English) Par Jean Marc Yao   A l’initiative de la Ligue Ivoirienne des Droits de l’Homme (LIDHO), des Organisations de la Société Civile (OSC) ivoirienne se sont retrouvées à l’ambassade des Etats Unis d’Amérique en Côte d’Ivoire le 26 juin 2014 pour un déjeuner-débat sur le thème … Continue reading

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Côte d’Ivoire: Un appel à l’aide des militants LGBT attaqués

Publié le 24 janvier 2014 Front Line Defenders, une Fondation internationale pour la protection des défenseurs des droits humains, a exhorté le gouvernement de Côte-d’Ivoire à intervenir pour arrêter les menaces de mort et des attaques contre les défenseurs des droits des LGBT là. Front Line Defenders a écrit: Menaces de mort et attaques contre … Continue reading