West Africa: Statement By UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem

I note with deep concern the Parliament of Ghana’s passage of the “Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill”.

If the bill becomes law, it will expose many individuals to the risk of arrest and imprisonment, violent attacks, stigma and discrimination simply because of their identity. It would criminalize the work of teachers, health care professionals and service providers, humanitarian actors, and many others who offer professional services to key populations and all people who desperately need…

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