Responding to the Crisis in Ghana

Dear Colleagues,

Last summer, FCAA convened funders to discuss how to better coordinate and mobilize against the anti-rights/anti-gender movement that is driving a dangerous rise in anti-LGBTQI policies and undermining the HIV response in many countries around the world.

As you’ve likely seen in the news, our opposition recently scored another, dangerous victory: the passage of the “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021” in late February. The bill now is headed to Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo to be signed into law (or, more hopefully, to be vetoed). Much like the Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda, this bill has far-reaching and terrifying implications for LGBTQI communities and the HIV response in Ghana. In addition to providing pathways to the policing and imprisonment of LGBTQI people, it would penalize forming or funding LGBTQ-supportive organizations and risks the likely closure of many, if not all, of these groups.

Read the full letter from FCAA Executive Director Masen Davis Online.