Violence Against LGBTQI Persons in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Uganda

April 14, 2020|Iranti-org
“There is a lack of systems in place to sufficiently document crimes committed against LGBTIQ persons globally. Evidence of violations is the only way in which our governments can believe, respond and plan for better interventions. Hate and violence exists because of systemic failures to adequately protect persons on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics.” This report by Iranti presents data about violence against LGBTQI people in five African countries. Arcus commissioned the production of this report in the context of the strategic planning of its Social Justice Program. The report is part of an effort by Arcus to learn about LGBTQ communities in its focus geographic regions and countries, along its strategy contributing to increased safety, legal protection, and social inclusion. The information contained within reflects the opinions of its authors and not necessarily those of Arcus. Arcus uses some but not all of the findings to guide grantmaking decisions.