Lesbian 'Witches' Chained and Raped By Families in Cameroon

Almost 600 homophobic attacks and violations were reported in Cameroon last year, according to Humanity First Cameroon, an LGBT+ umbrella organisation, with one in five lesbians and one in 10 gay men reporting that they had been raped, writes the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

A young woman who was raped in 2016 on account of being a lesbian pictured in Douala, Cameroon on August 29, 2018.

A young woman who was raped in 2016 on account of being a lesbian pictured in Douala, Cameroon on August 29, 2018.

Michel Engama, head of CAMFAIDS, pictured in Yaounde, Cameroon on August 15, 2018. His predecessor, Eric Ohena Lembembe was found dead in 2013, with his neck broken and his face burned with an iron, according to Human Rights Watch.

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