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Table 1 Existence of criminalization laws and policies in Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Countries and Burkina Faso

From: Key populations and human rights in the context of HIV services rendition in Ghana

Policy Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Countries Other WA
Côte d’Ivoire Ghana Togo Benin Nigeria Burkina Faso
1. Sex work is not criminalized X X
2. Soliciting for sex work is not criminalized X X X X X
3. Same-sex sexual behavior is not criminalized X X X
4. Transgender identity or gender nonconformity is not criminalized
5. Alternatives to prison are available for people convicted offenses related to sex work, prostitution, or solicitation X N/A X X
6. Alternatives to prison are available for people convicted to offences related to same-sex sexual behavior X X X N/A X N/A
7. NGOs and providers are explicitly protected from prosecution charges of aiding and abetting X X X
  1. Source: Duvall et al. [14]
  2. X = does not affirm statement in the first column e.g. Statement 2: With the exception of Benin, soliciting for sex is criminalized in all the other five countries
  3. = affirms statement in the first column e.g. Statement 4: In all six countries, there is no existing of a law criminalizing gender noncomformity