Mozambique decriminalises homosexuality

The Human Dignity Trust offers heartfelt congratulations to activists, legislators and government in Mozambique; their commitment to ensuring that the rights of the LGBT community in their country are no longer sacrificed for the sake of outdated and persecutory laws means that the list of countries where it is a crime to be gay has gone down to 78. Although this figure tells us that there is still work to be done in many jurisdictions, we nonetheless celebrate every hard-won victory for human rights. Confirmation that Mozambique has decriminalised homosexuality is fantastic news. 

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Kenyan gay and lesbian organisation wins right to register as official NGO - read our case digest

In what is a major legal victory in Kenya and the continent, on 24 April 2015, the High Court in Nairobi found that the failure by a government agency to register an LGBT NGO, on the basis that homosexuality is criminalised in the country, was unconstitutional.

Click here for the Human Dignity Trust’s case digest [pdf]

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Uganda: If passed, NGO Bill could severely affect any LGBT group or charity - read our note

On 10 April 2015, the Ugandan Non-Governmental Organisations Bill 2015 [pdf] was published in the Ugandan government gazette. If passed, the Bill is likely to severely restrict the activities of NGOs, and in particular those who work in support of LGBT rights.

Click here to read our note on the NGO Bill [pdf]