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Put Homophobia/Homosexuality on the SADC/AU Agenda
Petition Background (Preamble):
Not only does the law of these countries allow such atrocities to be committed, but the allies of these states do nothing to stop it. South Africa is a model of civil rights. Although we might not always be safe, our rights as human beings are written down and guarded by the Constitutional Court.
Our government, the most powerful and influential of SADC, and possibly Africa, has a duty to the region to uphold the rights of all people, not just South Africans. They have failed the LGBT community before when they failed to sign the United Nations Declaration to decriminalise homosexually. We cannot allow them to fail us again.
1. Put Homophobia/Homosexuality on the South African Development Community's agenda and pressurise the member states, by whatever diplomatic means necessary, into relaxing homophobic laws and embarking on messures to give the LGBT community the freedom afforded to other citizens;
2. Put Homophobia/Homosexuality on the African Union's agenda and pressurise the member states, by whatever diplomatic means necessary, into relaxing homophobic laws and embarking on messures to give the LGBT community the freedom afforded to other citizens;
3. Initiate talks with our allies abroad in order to combat the homophobic laws that terrorise the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community worldwide; and
4. Sign the United Nations declaration decriminalizing Homosexuality.
We ask that the South African government respond to this petition timeously, and to prioritise these issues. The livelihoods of many people rest on your shoulders.
The Put Homophobia/Homosexuality on the SADC/AU Agenda petition to The Government of the Republic of South Africa was written by Jason Barber and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: south africa, homophobia, homosexuality, sadc, african union