Alice Nkom is a Cameroonian lawyer, well known for her advocacy of decriminalization of homosexuality in Cameroon. She is the only lawyer defending those jailed or prosecuted in her country for same sex activity. She studied law in Toulouse and has been a lawyer in Douala since 1969. At the age of 24, she was the first black woman called to the bar in Cameroon.
The challenge of finding funding for gay rights in Cameroon
When the EU awarded a large grant to Alice Nkom for her work defending gay people in Cameroon it was attacked for encouraging illegal activity. Here Nkom describes ...