Africa / Americas

Ivory Coast activists join push for U.N. rights resolution

Human rights defenders in Ivory Coast today urged their country to support a  U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution seeking action against discrimination and violence targeting people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI). The resolution, proposed by Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, calls on the High Commissioner of the UNHRC to … Continue reading


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


Ivory Coast’s shameful silence after anti-gay attacks

Human rights consultant Jean Marc Yao analyzes the shameful silence of Ivory Coast’s non-governmental organizations in the wake of multiple attacks in January by an anti-gay mob that shut down the headquarters of the LGBT-friendly anti-AIDS group Alternative CI. Published in English and in French. Attack on the headquarters of Alternative Côte d’Ivoire: Why has … Continue reading