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Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/CMR/CO/4-5, 12 February 2014: Cameroon

Disadvantaged groups of women

36. The Committee is concerned about the lack of adequate protection and assistance for disadvantaged groups of women such as:

(c) Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women who are victims of discrimination and criminalization (art. 347 bis of the Penal Code);

37. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that women facing intersectional forms of discrimination have access without discrimination to basic services, including health, education, adequate water and sanitation. In particular, it should:

(c) Raise awareness among political, traditional and religious leaders, as well as members of civil society, about the possible withdrawal of article 347 bis of the Penal Code …

Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CEDAW-Cameroon-2014-eng