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Petitioning General inquiries IBM Ghana Office Joe Mensah and 9 others
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General inquiries IBM Ghana Office
Joe Mensah
Media Relations manager, Middle East & Africa
Arlene Wainstein
External Relations Leader for Sub-Saharan Africa
Vera Oloo Rosauer
External Relations Leader, West Africa
George Enema
Program Director, GLBT and International Programs, Global Supplier Diversity
Irwin Drucker
Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Communications
Ronald Gordon
Program Manager, Media Coordinator
Sherry Robison
Growth Markets Unit External Relations
Jonathan Batty
Lead Development Representative for Sub-Sahara Africa
Benoit Clavel
Program Manager, Africa Supply Diversity
Christoph Kolbe

IBM: Denounce Ghana's Order to 'Arrest all Gays'

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IBM has been on the forefront of human rights, particularly LGBT rights in the workforce, often praised for being the most 'gay friendly' employer, called a pioneer in supplier diversity, and recipient of many other awards for their diversity and equality efforts.

Recently, IBM opened a subsidiary in the west African country of Ghana, and even partnered with the University of Ghana to expand their technology commitment and R&D potential. IBM hopes to expand their collaboration with Ghana, while local industry and government look forward to the tools and resources that IBM can provide; such efforts will likely bolster Ghana's self-sufficiency, and improve their marketability on the global market in a number of industries. 

In a disgusting and abhorrent move, Ghana's Western Region Minister Paul Evans Aidoo called for the immediate arrest of all persons 'suspected of homosexual activity' in the region, ordering law enforcement agencies and even landlords to turn people in and make the arrests.

This is more than discrimination; it is pure hatred and violence, and threatens the citizens of Ghana, and international tourists and business people visiting the African country.

Given IBM's commitment to equality, it is vital that they denounce Minister Aidoo's arrest order, and demand the end to violence and discrimination against LGBT in Ghana.

Send a message to IBM: Silence kills, but your voice can save!


Letter to
General inquiries IBM Ghana Office Joe Mensah
Media Relations manager, Middle East & Africa Arlene Wainstein
External Relations Leader for Sub-Saharan Africa Vera Oloo Rosauer
and 7 others
External Relations Leader, West Africa George Enema
Program Director, GLBT and International Programs, Global Supplier Diversity Irwin Drucker
Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Communications Ronald Gordon
Program Manager, Media Coordinator Sherry Robison
Growth Markets Unit External Relations Jonathan Batty
Lead Development Representative for Sub-Sahara Africa Benoit Clavel
Program Manager, Africa Supply Diversity Christoph Kolbe
IBM has been on the forefront of human rights, particularly LGBT rights in the workforce, often praised for being the most 'gay friendly' employer, called a pioneer in supplier diversity, and recipient of many other awards for their diversity and equality efforts.

Recently, IBM opened a subsidiary in the west African country of Ghana, and even partnered with the University of Ghana to expand their technology commitment and R&D potential. IBM hopes to expand their collaboration with Ghana, while local industry and government look forward to the tools and resources that IBM can provide; such efforts will likely bolster Ghana's self-sufficiency, and improve their marketability on the global market in a number of industries.

In a disgusting and abhorrent move, Ghana's Western Region Minister Paul Evans Aidoo called for the immediate arrest of all persons 'suspected of homosexual activity' in the region, ordering law enforcement agencies and even landlords to turn-in and make the arrests.

This is more than discrimination; it is pure hatred and violence, and threatens the citizens of Ghana, and international tourists and business people visiting the African country.

Given IBM's commitment to equality, it is vital that they denounce Minister Aidoo's arrest order, and demand the end to violence and discrimination against LGBT in Ghana.

Hear my message to IBM: Silence kills, but your voice can save!
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I will await your response, and for official comment by IBM.

Sincerely,