Nigerian activists release statement to mark IDAHO

Joseph Sewedo The Executive Director of TIER

Human rights NGO, The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) has marked today, the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), with a call to action. In some parts of the world, this day is remembered with protests and demonstrations calling on governments to address situations of impunity, protection of sexual minority rights and human rights […]

Anti-gay forces sabotaging Uganda’s fight against HIV/AIDS

Kikonyogo Kivumbi is Behind the Mask’s Arcus Correspondent in Kampala and a Human Rights Defender. Uganda is stuck at 6.4per cent HIV/Aids prevalence, with new figures released this week showing an increment in infections. The new Uganda Aids Indicator Survey conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH) reveals not only has the HIV prevalence rate […]

Nigerian human rights group channels aid to Sierra Leonean LGBT activists

LGBT Rights activists in Sierra Leone have received aid from an LGBT human rights defender fund coordinated by the Nigeria human rights organization, The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs). In November 2011, George Freeman, the leader of WhyCantWeGetMarried.Com, an LGBT human rights group in Sierra Leone, reported a homophobic occurrence that members of the group […]

Nigerian LGBTI activists join wider civil society protests against fuel subsidy removal

Nigeria’s LGBTI activists joined forces with the rest of civil society to condemn the removal of the fuel subsidy in Nigeria as announced by the President Goodluck Jonathan on New Year’s Day.  Speaking against the subsidy removal, Dorothy Aken’Ova of INCRESE (the Centre for Sexual Reproductive Rights) said, “I want to subsidy be returned because […]