Sexual diversity

Botswana: High Court decriminalises homosexuality, 2019

An analysis of Botswana High Court ruling on homosexuality. Download the resource

June 11, 2019

South Africa: Civil Union Amendment Bill, 2018

The Act extends recognition of marriage rights to same-sex partners and gives same-sex partners the right to enter into a civil partnership known as a civil union. Download the resource

May 17, 2018

Eswatini: Law criminalising commercial sex work in the Penal Code

A person who engages in commercial sexual exploitation commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to pay a fine. Download the resource

February 28, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo: Data censuses of family planning 2014

Report on the family planning data. Download the resource

April 21, 2014

Angola: Penal Code 2014

Articles 70 and 71 of Angola’s Penal Code, inherited from the Portuguese colonial era, security measures are sanctioned for people who habitually practice sexual acts ‘against the order of nature’. […]

April 14, 2014

Mozambique: Lei-35 Penal Code 2014

Mozambique decriminalised homosexuality (2015) in its new Penal Code, making same-sex relationships are legal. While not technically illegal, same sex sexual activity can be prosecuted under existing criminal code if […]

April 14, 2014

Zimbabwe: GL Policy Brief on LGBTIAQ 2013

This policy brief is part of a Gender Links series on controversial issues that intersect with its work. LGBTIAQ equality is connected to many other rights including gender equality. Download […]

November 14, 2013

Tanzania: National Adolescent SRH Strategy 2011-2015

The strategy envisions healthy adolescents living in an environment that enables them to access quality information, services and life skills for the realisation of their full potential. It builds on […]

March 15, 2011

Mauritius: Criminal code 2006

Consensual same-sex sexual activity is not criminalised in Mauritius. Sodomy among both same-sex and heterosexual couples is however a crime. Download the resource  

February 14, 2006

Zambia: Penal Code Act 1995

Contains laws that prohibit same sex relationships. Download the resource

June 14, 1995

Seychelles: Penal Code 1955

Penal Code; repeal of Section 151 on sodomy; Employment Act 1995 amended 2016 to reflect the need for nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace. Download the resource

February 1, 1955