Cameroon: Coming Out of the Nkuta
maandag 28 maart 2011 - 19:15
Follow-up panel with human rights lawyer Alice Nkom, director Céline Metzger, political anthropologist Peter Geschiere and Ugandan gay rights activist Pepe Julian Onziema.
Ugandan activist Pepe Julian Onziema received an emergency residence permit on humanitarian grounds following the murder of her friend and fellow activist.
Homosexuals in Cameroon are living in the lion's den. The report 'Criminalizing Identities', co-published by four human rights organisations, shows that people in Cameroon come under attack from the government, the media and even their own community if they are suspected of engaging in homosexual relationships.
Passionate and purposeful, Alice Nkom fights for gay rights in Cameroon, as shown in Coming out of the Nkuta. After studying law in Toulouse, France, she went on to complete her legal studies at the Federal University of Cameroon. She currently has her own law firm and is the founder of the Cameroonian Association for the Defence of Homosexuality (ADEFHO).