The present report examines the situation of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Mozambique, drawing on information received by the Independent Expert in the context of his visit to the country
The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Country only decriminalised homosexuality in 2015, and La Biba & La Santa's work has been groundbreaking
UN expert recognised that Mozambique’s social fabric shields lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons from extreme forms of physical violence, but said the Government urgently needed to change its policy to end marginalisation and ensure full social inclusion.
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.
New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita.
Gay rights activists from Commonwealth countries are demanding that laws banning homosexuality should be overturned.
What has been achieved, what can we expect and how can it be useful?
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.
The ILGA-RIWI Global Attitudes Survey on Sexual, Gender and Sex Minorities, in partnership with Viacom, Logo and SAGE is a year-on-year survey to gather and assess credible data on public attitudes to particular issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics.
IN THE West, few civil-rights movements have prevailed so quickly and comprehensively as the campaign for gay rights.
After almost a decade, Mozambique’s constitutional court has ruled in favour of the legal recognition of the country’s only LGBTQ organisation.