The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) is advocating for thorough engagement between Parliament and Ghana’s LGBTQ+ community before advancing the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill.
CHRAJ specifically calls upon Parliament to initiate inclusive dialogues with all stakeholders to protect minority rights and preserve their dignity.
In the midst of Africa’s ongoing debates about LGBTQ+ rights, CHRAJ emphasizes the need for authorities to establish an open platform for discussions, negotiations, and deliberations on these contentious matters.
Deputy CHRAJ Commissioner Mercy Larbi, representing Commissioner Joseph Whittal, stressed the importance of extensive consultations by Parliament before passing the bill. This approach aims to safeguard the interests of all involved parties.
Larbi stated, “CHRAJ believes that it is when we listen to one another as Africans that we can agree to uphold the fundamental rights of our brothers and sisters who may not necessarily look like the majority of the population.”