A new study released in Mozambique has highlighted major progress regarding tolerance towards members of the LGBTI community.
The study which was conducted by the Mozambican LGBTI human rights advocate group, Lamda, looked at the behaviour, practices, and attitudes towards homosexuality in Mozambique.
Of the 1415 Mozambican respondents, 85% stated that violence against homosexuals was unjustifiable, a result which shows a positive change for the Mozambican LGBTI community.
Despite some progress, many of the participants said they would not tolerate their children if they knew that they were homosexual, with some respondents even going as far as saying they would assault their children for being homosexual.
The study also highlights the need for more work around LGBTI equality in Mozambique, with almost half of respondents saying they do not consider homosexuals as having the same rights as heterosexuals, and 59% stating they were against the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the country.
The study was conducted in late 2017 and included 800 male and 625 female respondents.
Last Updated on Jun 5, 2018