Remarks by His Excellency Mr. Festus G. Mogae

Leaving No One Behind: Equality and Inclusion in the 2015 Development Agenda – Challenging Stigma, Violence and Prejudice

The former Botswana President Festus Mogae, underscored the global will to fight for LGBTI rights when he commented:

“Africa must begin to break down the barriers that fuel discrimination against all groups, especially LGBT. If we do not act now with purpose, urgency and inclusivity, we risk the dangers of deepening the divisions in our society, of creating divisive and unjust societies, a legacy of hate and fear for future generations of Africa.”

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