Analytical Studies

This Human Rights Watch publication draws attention to the conditions of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people (LGBT) in Ghana. The country has a mixed record on this issue. Laws that date back to colonial times formally criminalise same-sex relationships, but are rarely applied. LGBT people are frequently victims of physical violence, psychological abuse, extortion and discrimination in many different aspects of their daily lives. The report draws on a series of interviews, conducted in early 2017, with more than 100 LGBT people across the country. It offers a series of recommendations to public authorities to adopt measures aimed at raising public awareness of the harm of homophobia that prevails in the country and the need to combat it.