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Executive Director of the Equal Rights Trust, Dimitrina Petrova believes the time has come for the Guyana laws against same sex relationships to be reviewed since it could be violating Human Rights.

Guyana is one of many countries that signed onto the United Nations Universal Human Rights Declaration. She said Guyana’s 1997 Prevention of Discrimination Act was meant to provide a more comprehensive set of provisions to address issues of discrimination especially those of race and gender.
Guyana remains one of ten Caribbean countries where homosexual acts are illegal.

The Equal Rights Trust is an independent international organisation whose purpose is to combat discrimination and promote equality as a fundamental human right and a basic principle for social justice.
Secretary of the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) Vidyaratha Kissoon has issued a call for the government to enforce and implement the antidiscrimination laws.
On Friday SASOD released a draft report addressing the issue of discrimination and plans to begin a series of consultations on the topic.

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