Entry #6883: LGBT discrimination in Ghana

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RegionGhana
IssueLGBT discrimination
StatusNo protections
Start DateJan 1, 1992
End Datenow
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


Revision History (7)

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueIllegal in some contextsNo protections

Revision by Ausyk

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End Date2018-08-099999-12-12

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End Date2018-07-092018-08-09

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ValueNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts
End Date2018-07-012018-07-09
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 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/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/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

Revision by Ausyk

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End Date2018-05-032018-07-01
Sourceshttp://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CCPR/Shared%20Documents/GHA/INT_CCPR_ICO_GHA_21415_E.pdfhttp://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

Revision by Ausyk

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End Date2018-04-012018-05-03

Revision by Ausyk

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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 commoHomosexuality 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

Ausyk created this entry.