Press | 21.10.19
This opinion piece was originally posted on Openly on 30 May 2019. Bahiru Shewaye is founder of the Ethiopian LGBT+ advocacy and campaigning organisation House of Guramayle.…Read more
And bring about real change for the Ethiopian LGBTIQ+ community
In Ethiopia, homosexual acts – across all genders – are illegal, with penalties of up to 15 years imprisonment. Our two primary advocacy aims are to:
Ensure the Ethiopian LGBT+ community has access to health care, including a specialised clinic for HIV, STIs & STDs.
Engage the Ethiopian government to develop an inclusive HIV/AIDS national plan, which accounts for the needs of the LGBT+ community.
Length of time in prison for same-sex relationships in Ethiopia
The percentage of Ethiopians who think homosexuality should be outlawed
The current number of rights that the LGBTIQ+ community of Ethiopia have