Country profiles

Country case studies and policy audits for sexuality and the law

  • Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 (AHB or the bill) was controversial right from the time of its inception.
  • The Egyptian revolution was hailed as an example of protestors adopting a non-violent ethos in their engagement with the enemies. In retrospect, the revolutionary struggle to remove Mubarak involved much bloodshed and violence.
  • At the behest of the US government, policy and legislation were introduced in Cambodia in 2008–9 that made virtually all activities associated with commercial sex illegal.
  • Vietnam’s laws, policies and decrees do not explicitly discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals but their rights are not legally protected and they are socially marginalised.