A country context analysis on the human rights and health situation of LGBT

Chapter 5 of the Republic of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution outlines the fundamental human rights and freedoms for all persons found  in the country,including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Article 12 (2) states that “Every person in Ghana, whatever his race,place    of origin, political opinion, colour,religion, creed or gender shall    be entitled to the fundamental human rights and freedoms of the individual contained in this Chapter but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest.”1 Notwithstanding this, LGBT people in Ghana have their human rights    abused on daily basis and they are  denied  access    to justice because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. 

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