Tag: Bukavu

Trans women in the Congo face new dangers during election campaign

Trans women in the Congo face new dangers during election campaign

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the campaign of presidential and local candidates kicked off on Nov. 20 and will continue until the ele [...]
In the Congo, some hope to use anti-gay Uganda as a role model

In the Congo, some hope to use anti-gay Uganda as a role model

Gift bags with rainbow colors spark protest at mining conference. Activist comments: 'In a world running out of ideas, LGBTphobia moves in where polit [...]
Congo: A neglected region with forgotten victims

Congo: A neglected region with forgotten victims

LGBTI people face tremendous violence and discrimination in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a sprawling country of more than 100 million people [...]
Congo: Targeted by homophobic attacks, LGBTI defenders work to help victims

Congo: Targeted by homophobic attacks, LGBTI defenders work to help victims

LGBTI rights activists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo achieved some successes in 2022 and are hoping to protect LGBTI people from violence mo [...]
DR Congo: Dejected LGBTI activist returns, despite dangers

DR Congo: Dejected LGBTI activist returns, despite dangers

Congolese LGBTI rights activist Jeremie Safari thought he was out of the woods after he fled west in March to the anonymity of the capital city, Kinsh [...]
Congo: LGBTI+ rights defender hides from death threats, faces prosecution

Congo: LGBTI+ rights defender hides from death threats, faces prosecution

For more than a week, Congolese LGBTI+ rights activist and Rainbow Sunrise Mapambazuko executive director Jérémie Safari has been hiding from death th [...]
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