LGBT+ Group Is Fighting For The Right To Exist in eSwatini

An LGBT+ advocacy group has challenged a High Court ruling that forbids it from operating in the country. Founded as one of the few advocacy groups lobbying for basic legal recognition and protection for LGBT+ people, the Swatini Sexual and Gender Minorities is now fighting to exist after it was prohibited from registering on the country's registrar of companies in 2019. Homosexuality is illegal in eSwatini and LGBT+ people face extreme levels of discrimination and harassment, in part due to the stigma of HIV/AIDS.

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