Do Not Wake Up a Sleeping Lion. Mapping the Legal Environment of LGBTQ Persons in Francophone West Africa

Posted by Share-Net Intl on September 22, 2015 at 9:13 am



The objective of the mapping of the legal environment is to take stock of the legal status of LGBTQ individuals in five West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Togo. Legal status means, first and foremost, the status of the legislation as regards the rights and freedoms of LGBTQ persons, but also the implementation of this legislation by tribunals, the police and the administration.