Monday, June 24, 2024

Botswana exposes transgender people to violence in prison

There are fears that Botswana’s decision not to allow Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) persons to change their gender identity assigned to them at birth to their preferred gender at later stage exposes them to violence in prisons.

At the height of the protracted battle among the LGBTIQ and government over the refusal to allow LGBTIQ persons to legally change their assigned identity at birth to their preferred gender, the government through the Minister of Defense offered a wavering support to protect the LGBTIQ who might find themselves on the wrong side of the law. 

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