IDAHOT Report 2014: Cote d’Ivoire

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Cote d’Ivoire

In Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast, the group Alternative Cote d’Ivoire commemorated this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in its new official headquarters in Abidjan, in the Angré-Djibi neighborhood. This was the first public event to be held in the centre, which was only recently re-opened after being ransacked in January 2014.

Particpants organised a community discussion based event, with speakers invited to debate on themes of democracy and homosexuality.
The event was supported financially by the Lesbian Life Foundation, and – reports 76 crimes blog:
“Two human rights defenders also participated in the meeting. Jean Marc Yao of the Ivory Coast League for Human Rights (Ligue Ivoirienne des Droits de l’Homme – LIDHO) who, in turn, invited Antonin Rabecq, representative in Ivory Coast and Guinea to the International Federation of Human Rights (Fédération Internationale des Droits de l’Homme – FIDH).”
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