In response to anti-gay law, Gambian activists call for harsher aid sanctions

The Gambia recently passed new legislation criminalizing homosexuality. Activists are now calling for a variety of efforts to help put more pressure on President Yayha Jammeh's regime — including further, harsher action from bilateral donors and a stronger message from the U.S. government.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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