Africa Senegal West Africa World 

Hundreds stage street protest in Senegal against LGBTQ rights

– – Hundreds of people have staged a street protest in Senegal in opposition to activities of LGBTQ persons. The protest on Sunday in the capital Dakar was intended to push for same-sex or homosexuality to be made a crime in Senegal. Senegal’s laws do not allow for same-sex activities, with offenders punishable by up to five years in prison. But there is no law that punishes anyone who identifies as a gay and that is what the protesters want changed. Sunday’s protest was led by religious leaders and civil…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s sexuality lesson for pupils sparks controversy

Ghana’s decision to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education in public schools has sparked controversy. Education service officials have said that beginning next year, pupils in all public schools, including five-year-olds, will receive Comprehensive Sexuality Education lessons. The Ghana Education Service argued that, the subject will empower pupils with values that would protect them from sexual harassment. But some parents and local groups are kicking against the initiative. The local group National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values argued that some texts and modules in the curriculum resonate with…

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