Cape Verde

Statement by Equal Rights Coalition on the situation in Brunei

The undersigned members of the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) express profound dismay at the decision of Brunei to fully implement its revised Penal Code. 

Focus on key populations in national HIV strategic plans in the African region

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines key populations as populations who are at higher risk for HIV irrespective of the epidemic type or local context and who face social and legal challenges that increase their vulnerability.

Joint Communiqué of the Equal Rights Coalition Global Conference 2018

We, ministers and representatives of the member countries of the Equal Rights Coalition, have come together in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on August 5-7, 2018, and pledged to work together to build a world where the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all are respected and where no one is left behind, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics.

Statement by Equal Rights Coalition on Ending Forced Anal Exams

ERC members urge all governments to end the practice of forced anal exams on individuals based on their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity

Acceptance of LGBT people and rights has increased around the world

New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita. 

African human rights body urges renewed efforts on human rights in response to HIV

On 27 January, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Commission) launched a groundbreaking report, HIV, the law and human rights in the African human rights system: key challenges and opportunities for rights-based responses.

Cape Verde: The search for real equality

This year, for the 3rd consecutive year, the protest march for equality returns to pound the pavement of Mindelo,Cape Verde to conjoin the week for equality for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals of Cape Verde.

LGBT week commences the June 19th with activities at the Cultural Center of Mindelo with training activities on Human Rights through the Arts, a conference on sexual and reproductive health of LGBT persons along with the Third Festival of Cinema and Human Rights focused on all different people in addition to a video and photography expedition; not to mention a photography and drawing competition, on behalf of the organization where everyone is welcome to participate regardless of sexual orientation. On June 27th Mindelo will receive the LGBT parade with the slogan "Real equality in Cape Verde for Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals. Do not be afraid to come out, we are with you." Read More