In the intense debates that marked sessions at the webinar, experts from Africa, Asia, and elsewhere established two main facts. The first, which was often mentioned and registered in the documents of the study and in the interventions of the experts, concerned the judicial question. The victims of discrimination have almost no chance of reversing the trend in countries where local customary, religious and political leaders, all heirs and conservatives of these (in)human counter-values, are still very powerful and influential. The few cases that arrive on the Judge’s table remain there for too long, pass from one hand to another, from one locker to another until they die a slow death after undergoing a series of re-qualifications that deprive them of any substance as a human rights case.
A documentary film on the subject and which serves as a means of communication was screened during the first day of this meeting, organized by TrustAfrica which is the pioneer organization in the fight against DWD in Africa.