Entry #6883: LGBT discrimination in Ghana

Original entry by Ausyk Ausyk ()

RegionGhana
IssueLGBT discrimination
StatusIllegal in some contexts
Start DateJan 1, 1992
End DateSep 9, 2018
DescriptionHomosexuality is illegal. As well physical and violent homophobic attacks against LGBT people are common, often encouraged by the media and religious and political leaders. Reports of young gay people being kicked out of their homes are also common. Discrimination in state employment only.
Sourceshttp://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CCPR/Shared%20Documents/GHA/INT_CCPR_ICO_GHA_21415_E.pdf https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/interactive/2018/04/16/sexual-orientation-gender-identity-country-profiles#ghana https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/26/un-expert-spotlights-lgbt-poverty-ghana


6 Revisions

6. Revision #13420 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value (Current) Old Value
End Date2018-09-092018-08-09
5. Revision #11718 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-08-092018-07-09
4. Revision #9847 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
ValueIllegal in some contextsNo protections
End Date2018-07-092018-07-01
NoteHomosexuality is illegal. As well physical and violent homophobic attacks against LGBT people are common, often encouraged by the media and religious and political leaders. Reports of young gay people being kicked out of their homes are also common. Discrimination in state employment only.Homosexuality is illegal. As well physical and violent homophobic attacks against LGBT people are common, often encouraged by the media and religious and political leaders. Reports of young gay people being kicked out of their homes are also common
Sourceshttp://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CCPR/Shared%20Documents/GHA/INT_CCPR_ICO_GHA_21415_E.pdf https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/interactive/2018/04/16/sexual-orientation-gender-identity-country-profiles#ghana https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/26/un-expert-spotlights-lgbt-poverty-ghanahttp://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CCPR/Shared%20Documents/GHA/INT_CCPR_ICO_GHA_21415_E.pdf https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/26/un-expert-spotlights-lgbt-poverty-ghana
3. Revision #9515 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-07-012018-05-03
Sourceshttp://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CCPR/Shared%20Documents/GHA/INT_CCPR_ICO_GHA_21415_E.pdf https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/26/un-expert-spotlights-lgbt-poverty-ghanahttp://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CCPR/Shared%20Documents/GHA/INT_CCPR_ICO_GHA_21415_E.pdf
2. Revision #7837 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-05-032018-04-01
1. Revision #7154 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value (Original)
NoteHomosexuality is illegal. As well physical and violent homophobic attacks against LGBT people are common, often encouraged by the media and religious and political leaders. Reports of young gay people being kicked out of their homes are also commonHomosexuality is illegal. As well physical and violent homophobic attacks against LGBT people are common, often encouraged by the media and religious and political leaders. Reports of young gay people being kicked out of their homes are also commo