Homosexuality is a sensitive issue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and there are many who even deny that it exists. Recently a draft law was presented to criminalize homosexuality in the country, something that The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s partner organisation CEDEJ-GL strongly opposes.
Yesterday, a round-table on gender equality organised by Society Without Violence, one of The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s Armenian partner organisations, were attacked by a group of nationalists. The group shouted slogans against women’s rights activists and security personel had to stop them from entering the event. Kvinna till Kvinna has released a statement condemning the attack.
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation and our partner organisations in Iraq are very concerned about the negative development for women’s human rights in Iraq. Sweden has a good relationship with Iraq, and with that comes a responsibility. Therefore we today send a letter to Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, demanding that Sweden takes action!