On: Sunday, 7th August 2011
At: Kairos in Soho Meeting space; Archer Chambers, 9 Archer Street, London W1D 7AX See map here
July 31 2011 by JfGA
As we continue complacent, I wonder if we ever remember that the fight against the devilish Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda proposed by David Bahati MP is not yet won. In fact, ‘winning’ is a far cry to where we are at the moment.
My biggest worry therefore is … read more
JfGA welcomes Commonwealth Sec Gen’s statement against homophobia
Justice for Gay Africans is pleased to acknowledge that Secretary General of the Commonwealth Kamalesh Sharma spoke out strongly against sexual orientation discrimination at a meeting of foreign law ministers in Australia last week. Citing the well-known pro-LGBT-rights Delhi High Court decision of his native India as a positive example, Mr Sharma explained that “vilification and targeting on ground of sexual orientation are at odds with the values of the Commonwealth”.
Mr Sharma’s bold statement was not the first he has made on LGBT rights, but it is the most direct. JfGA applauds Mr Sharma and hopes to see a material commitment to this statement by the Commonwealth in the months and years to come. We are committed to facilitating meaningful dialogue on human rights challenges facing sexual minorities in Africa and look forward to helping the Commonwealth Secretariat position itself in this important time.
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