This report focuses specifically on the situation of homosexual persons in Rwanda. However, reference will be made at times to the acronym LGBT, which is used by many sources but covers other dimensions. The word “homosexual” may refer to women as well as to men but where the specific dimension of their experience is discussed, the terms ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ will be used.
Information on gender identity in Rwanda is also included in this COI Focus whenever it is part of the larger context of LGBT rights.
Documentary research covered the period from 2014 until 22 October 2019.