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Ghana LGBT+ bill would threaten fight on HIV/AIDS, says UNAIDS

Ghana LGBT+ bill would threaten fight on HIV/AIDS, says UNAIDS

NITA BHALLA A proposal to criminalise LGBT+ people in Ghana is "a gross violation" of human rights and could set back a decade of progress fighting HIV/AIDS in the West African nation, according to the United Nations. The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021, received a first reading in parliament on Monday. It will now be reviewed by a committee before going back to lawmakers for a second reading. "This proposed legislation is a gross violation of the human rights of Ghana's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, who already face high levels of…
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