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Advocacy and political lobby
'Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.'
- Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia
It is time to demand decriminalization and protection against discrimination: human rights for all Ghanaians.
It is time to organize political lobby in Ghana for decriminalization of homosexuality and gay sex. We have to seek support from politicians who are willing to promote our case. They will be hard to find, as it will make them unpopular with the majority (something politicians do not like) and they will have to face the wrath of the clergy, al the priests, immams, pastors and reverends and most reverends, bishops and archbishops, yes even the pope himself.
Now the new President has pledged to make the improvement of the human rights situation in Ghana one of his core policies, the time has come to claim the same rights for all.
Even the President may find this a hard nut to crack. But on the other hand, you do not need to be a child to promote child rights, so a politician can do the right thing without having to be gay him or herself.
We need to form a workgroup of politically active people who will start this process. Please suggest some politicians, journalists or other high profile Ghanaians who could become flagbarers for gay emancipation in Ghana in our list.
Actually we have already started by drafting a letter to HITZ FM radio station about the hate radio show of "Black Rasta" and we are now trying to mount a courtcase to challenge the "carnal knowledge" law.
Example of successful legal action against Evangelical hate pastors: Uganda strikes back...!
As example for possible action planning: the 2009 - 2014 Action Plan of the Gay and Lesbian Council of Kenya GALCK
Possible source of funding: the pink triangle (humanist gay foundation)
We can form a group here which will start activities and slowly maybe organise itself as a core group or maybe even an NGO. Once activies have started a formal organisation may be set up and then funding could be acquired.for more activities. If you want to be part of this, make yourself known to Andy Shilongo or Hitman61 and we will form an informal core group first to start doing some things together.
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Thats very good from you,for now i can assure you im even ready to lead.It maybe we must have real discussions here if things are taken serious we shal make it happen.This is Ghana and is for Ghanaians,this system can change.Atleast the president is a change advocate.And he can't reject a real change.
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