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Passage of anti-LGBTQ+Bill will affect everyone – UNAIDS Executive Director

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UNAIDS has expressed concern about people’s health and rights over the passage of the anti-LGBTQI+ bill by parliament.

In a statement, Executive Director Winnie Byanyima stated the bill after assented by President Akufo-Addo into law will affect everyone.

Parliament on Wednesday, February 28, unanimously passed the Anti-LGBTQ+ bill following the completion of the third reading.


Wading into the controversy, UNAIDS has said the bill will exacerbate fear, hate and incite violence against fellow Ghanaians as well as negatively impact free speech and freedom of association.

The Executive Director has noted evidence shows such punitive measures like the bill a barrier to ending AIDS and ultimately undermining everyone’s health.

Also, it will obstruct access to live-saving services, undercut social protection and jeopardise Ghana’s development success.

UNAIDS had earlier rejected the bill, describing it as a gross violation” of human rights and could set back a decade of progress fighting HIV/AIDS in Ghana.