A lawyer in Cameroon was honored for her work promoting gay rights in Africa yesterday (18 March).
Alice Nkom, who faces death threats almost daily in her life defending gay people, was awarded by Amnesty International.
Male and female homosexuality is illegal in Cameroon and can be punished by up to five years in prison.
Receiving the award in Berlin, Nkom described it as a ‘prize of hope’.
Last week, Nkom described the situation for LGBTI people as an ‘anti-homosexuals apartheid’.