The situation is getting worse in Tanzania as the government has threatened to arrest and deport those campaigning for gay rights and de-register organizations protecting homosexual interests
On 25th June 2017 the minister for Home Affairs made a statement and said that those who want to campaign for LGBT rights should leave Tanzania, he went on to stress that the country would be pursuing legal action if we establish that any organization registered in the country is campaigning for gay rights will be deregistered
The government began targeting our organization in July 2016 because we defend the general wellbeing of LGBT people in Tanzania, which has resulted in several attacks on our members and rejection in the community. A number of Gay and Transgendered people have suffered violence on the streets including police harassment. Last week a gay man was evicted from his residence because his landlord is afraid of the government.
LGBT Voice Tanzania is now using Judiciary to ensure the safety of LGBT people in Tanzania, but unfortunately the legal framework is not friendly to us. We want our government to respect human rights and protect LGBT people not to violate our rights. It is our duty to protect all LGBT individual and make sure no one is in jail because of who they are, we cannot stand to see LGBT people persecuted in this unfair country.
We are going to the High Court and then East Africa legistilative Assembly and will move to the Commonwealth secretariat,
There is an urgent need for financial support to cover the legal fees and the general running of the organization, please help us so that we can be able to stop this anti-LGBT movement before it is too late, we need to continue our work and increase our capacity to serve more people countrywide.
There is an urgent need for financial support to cover the legal fees and the general running of the organization, please help us so that we can be able to stop this anti-LGBT movement before it is too late, we need to continue our work and increase our capacity to serve more people countrywide. With your past gifts LGBT Voice Tanzania has been there to ensure equality and justice, defend LGBT individuals in court, advocate for access to free or affordable quality health services and the recognition of LGBT rights in the new constitution.
Thanks for your continued support