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countries have jurisdictions which criminalise private, same-sex, consensual sexual activity. All of them criminalise men and 41 criminalise women.
jurisdictions can or do impose the death penalty for same-sex intimacy.
Commonwealth jurisdictions which criminalise private, same-sex, consensual sexual activity.
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The value of pro bono technical legal assistance accessed by the Trust in support of our work with LGBT activists since 2011.
The number of cases and appeals we have helped file in 17 countries so far.
The number of trial and appeal victories secured with our support to date.
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