To: The Constitution and Legal Affairs Committee and the President of Ghana:
LGBT+ people in Ghana are under attack – from arbitrary arrests to homophobic statements from religious and political leaders. The ‘Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill’ presented to parliament is the latest in this wave of attacks.
If passed, the bill would strip away basic human rights from hundreds of thousands of Ghanaians, lead to an atmosphere of fear and repression across the country, and to an increase in attacks against LGBT+ people, their families and friends.
Every Ghanaian deserves the freedom of speech, of privacy, of association, and to feel safe in their own country.
We are calling on the Constitution and Legal Affairs Committee, and the President of Ghana, to reject and dismiss this bill, and to enact protections for LGBT+ people in the law.