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Lulu Nyenzi

Lulu Nyenzi

Sex Workers Alliance, Tanzania Community Empowerment Foundation (TACEF)

Lulu Nyenzi is the national coordinator of the Sex Workers Alliance and TNCM (CCM) key population representative. She is a social worker by profession, human rights activist and an advocacy champion of sex worker and LGBTI rights. She is on the Steering Committee of the Tanzania Community Empowerment Foundation (TACEF).

LGBT+ Tanzania_Source: Twitter

Since mid-2016, the government has notably increased its repression of LGBTI rights defenders. Such defenders are therefore forced to keep a low profile and generally operate underground. Homophobia is widespread in Tanzania and same-sex relations are criminalised with a penalty of 30 years in prison if found guilty.