Many homosexuals in Somalia keep their sexuality a secret out of fear of retribution from al-Shabaab, the Islamist terror group, or armed gangs. Read the story of a 22-year-old woman who has been campaigning for women’s rights issues for a decade in Somalia. When an acquaintance revealed that she was gay, she began to receive threats and was attacked. Many homosexuals in Somalia have fled to Kenya following the passage of an anti-homosexual law two years ago.
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense