Burundi

« Je ne peux pas consulter un gynécologue, car j'aurai des problèmes avec mon mari », dit Aicha. Comme elle, beaucoup de femmes musulmanes n'ont pas la permission de se faire soigner par un homme, c'est défendu. Dans un pays qui ne compte que trois gynécologues de sexe féminin, l'accès aux spécialistes, pour les musulmanes, est restreint.

Nous représentantes de diverses organisations de la Société Civile Africaine réunies au Forum Mondial pour la Revue de Beijing 15 ans après et représentant les voix des millions de femmes et jeunes filles Africaines, Apres avoir eu des consultations avec différents acteurs avant et pendant le Forum Mondial des ONG sur les progrès enregistrés dans la mise en œuvre de le Déclaration et la Plate Forme d’Action de Beijing en Afrique,

29 March to 27 April 2010 (Global): The witchcraft epidemic in Africa is fueled by religious extremism. Practitioners of traditional African religions, traditional healers, witch-doctors and Christian missionaries and religious leaders incite witch-hunts on this continent. There are comparisons to be made between Africas current witch-craze, European Inquisitions and American witch-hunts. Perhaps the lessons to be learned in Africa are the same as those that needed to be learned by Europeans and Americans; there is no culture without human rights. All men and women, including Witches, have the right to live without being falsely accused, assaulted, persecuted or murdered.

08/03/2010: We need to understand what it means to be heterosexual as well as homosexual, and that our sexualities affect whether we live or die. During this 54th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on the occasion of the 15+year review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform, the Coalition of African Lesbians (“CAL”) reinforces that: LGBTI rights are human rights, that we are not claiming or asking for “special” or “additional” rights BUT that we call on our African governments to condemn the violence perpetrated against sexual minorities, to refrain from engaging in this violence and to take all measures to ensure the protection of sexual minorities, in particular, lesbian and transgender women subjected to violence.

More than two-thirds of African countries have laws criminalizing homosexual acts, and despite accounting for a significant percentage of new infections in many countries, men who have sex with men tend to be left out of the HIV response. "[They] are going underground; they are hiding themselves and continuing to fuel the epidemic," UNAIDS executive director Michél Sidibé told IRIN/PlusNews recently. "We need to make sure these vulnerable groups have the same rights everyone enjoys: access to information, care and prevention for them and their families."  IRIN/PlusNews has compiled a short list of human rights violations against gay Africans:

Au Burundi, des activistes engagés dans la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA et des groupes internationaux de défense des droits humains condamnent un nouveau code pénal criminalisant l’homosexualité dans ce pays d’Afrique centrale.
Burundian AIDS activists and international human rights groups have condemned a new criminal code that criminalises homosexuality in the central African country.
Francine Nijimbere's husband cut off both her arms with a machete for failing to give birth to a boy.
Délaissée, marginalisée, mise à l'écart, dans le domaine foncier, la femme, au Burundi, n'a pas voix au chapitre. Deux communes de la province de Ngozi, à savoir Mwumba et Ruhororo, permettent d'étayer cette affirmation.
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