"Either we hide who we are and are at peace with society, or we live publicly, and we are cut off," says Carmen, a 31-year-old from western Cameroon. Journalist Robbie Corey-Boulet writes that in Cameroon and Ivory Coast, gender roles restrict women's financial independence and can make it difficult for queer women to be self-sufficient outside traditional family models.
Research Article|March 01 2017
Emboldened by Outsiders, Restricted At Home: How Sexism Holds Back Queer Women in West and Central Africa
World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 75-80.