Entry #3043: Homosexual activity in Ghana

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RegionGhana
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusMale illegal, female legal
Start DateJan 12, 1960
End DateFeb 28, 2024
DescriptionUp to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW. decriminalization pending.
Sourceshttps://www.hrw.org/news/2018/01/08/ghana-discrimination-violence-against-lgbt-people https://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/legalization-of-homosexuality-ghana-is-bound-to-happen-akufo-addo.html


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End DateSep 19, 2018Feb 28, 2024

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NoteUp to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW. changes pending.Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW. decriminalization pending.
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Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW. changes pending. decriminalization pending.
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End DateAug 19, 2018Sep 19, 2018

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NoteUp to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW. Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW. changes pending.
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Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW. changes pending.

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End DateAug 7, 2018Aug 19, 2018

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NoteUp to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW. Decriminalization pending.Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW.
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Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW. Decriminalization pending.

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Sourceshttps://www.hrw.org/news/2018/01/08/ghana-discrimination-violence-against-lgbt-peoplehttps://www.hrw.org/news/2018/01/08/ghana-discrimination-violence-against-lgbt-people


https://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/legalization-of-homosexuality-ghana-is-bound-to-happen-akufo-addo.html
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https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/01/08/ghana-discrimination-violence-against-lgbt-people https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/01/08/ghana-discrimination-violence-against-lgbt-people https://www.graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/legalization-of-homosexuality-ghana-is-bound-to-happen-akufo-addo.html

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateMar 5, 2018Mar 20, 2018
NoteUp to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW.Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW. Decriminalization pending.
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Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW. Decriminalization pending.

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End DateFeb 25, 2018Mar 5, 2018

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End DateJan 8, 2018Feb 25, 2018

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End DateSep 25, 2017Jan 8, 2018
NoteUp to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW.
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Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW.
Sourceshttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/01/08/ghana-discrimination-violence-against-lgbt-people
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https://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/ https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/01/08/ghana-discrimination-violence-against-lgbt-people

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateSep 6, 2017Sep 25, 2017

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ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Male illegal, female legal

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End DateSep 5, 2017Sep 6, 2017
NoteUp to 3 years in prison.Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.
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Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.

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Noteup to 10 years in prison.Up to 3 years in prison.
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up to 10 years in prison. Up to 3 years in prison.
SourcesNohttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/
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No https://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/

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Noteup to 3 years in prison.up to 10 years in prison.
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up to 3 years in prison. 10 years in prison.
Sourceshttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/No
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https://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/ No

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End DateFeb 12, 2017Mar 8, 2017
Note1 to 3 years in prison; fine between 100,000 and 500,000 CFA ( US 170 to 870) not enforced. up to 3 years in prison.
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1 to 3 years in prison; fine between 100,000 and 500,000 CFA ( US 170 to 870) not enforced. up to 3 years in prison.

Revision by Ausyk

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Note1 to 3 years in prison; fine between 100,000 and 500,000 CFA ( US 170 to 870) 1 to 3 years in prison; fine between 100,000 and 500,000 CFA ( US 170 to 870) not enforced.
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1 to 3 years in prison; fine between 100,000 and 500,000 CFA ( US 170 to 870) not enforced.

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateFeb 11, 2017Feb 12, 2017
NoteUp to 3 years in prison 1 to 3 years in prison; fine between 100,000 and 500,000 CFA ( US 170 to 870)
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Up to 3 years in prison 1 to 3 years in prison; fine between 100,000 and 500,000 CFA ( US 170 to 870)

Revision by Ausyk

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End DateNov 28, 2016Feb 11, 2017
Notealways been legal for females. punishment of up to 5 years.Up to 3 years in prison
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always been legal for females. punishment of up to 5 years. Up to 3 years in prison

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ValueMale illegal, female legalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
End DateAug 2, 2016Nov 28, 2016
Notealways been legal for females.always been legal for females. punishment of up to 5 years.
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always been legal for females. punishment of up to 5 years.
SourcesNohttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/
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No https://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/

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