Call to Disarm

While Tanzania’s president bowed to international pressure when he disavowed an official’s 2018 pledge to round up homosexuals and jail them for life, the country’s institutionalized homophobia hasn’t budged, Human Rights Watch warns.
 
On top of criminalizing homosexuality, Tanzania has doubled down in recent years to deny LGBT people their right to health—shuttering facilities involved in “homosexuality promotional activities,” raiding LGBT gatherings, and forcing anal examinations to “prove” homosexual conduct.
 
Such acts fly in the face of international treaties that Tanzania has ratified, Human Rights Watch warns in a set of recommendations to end anti-LGBT policies.
 
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