Remembering FannyAnn Eddy

Following the brutal rape and murder of courageous lesbian activist Fannyann Eddy on September 29th 2004, a vigil will be held in central London on the 7th NOVEMBER AT 7PM IN OXFORD STREET.

Fannyann Eddy, 30, was murdered while working late at the offices of the Sierra Leone Lesbian and Gay
Association (SLLAG) in Freetown, which she founded in 2002. After being repeatedly raped and stabbed her neck was broken. The assailants have not been caught.

Fannyann fought for queer human rights, despite threats and great personal danger. Thanks to her efforts, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people in Sierra Leone have begun to achieve visibility.

"The lesbian and gay community of Sierra Leone is in deep shock and totally frightened by this event." Hans Binswanger, Senior Advisor on the Africa Region for the World Bank.

Donations to Fannyann’s relatives and SLLAGA Donations may be made to assist in 3 areas following the death of Sierra Leonean activist Fannyann Viola Eddy.

Donors may chose to which fund they wish to contribute:

Donations to support Fannyann’s son, Valentine, are being collected and managed by Hans Binswanger of the World Bank.

Hans Binswanger for Fannyann Eddy Euro Account Number 500.019.839 Thurgauer Kantonalbank Hauptstrasse 8280 Kreuzlingen Switzerland Swift code KBTGCH22 Payments can be in any convertible currency by electronic transfer to that account directly, or by sending a check/cheque to Hans at the following address: 1853 Ontario Place NW, Washington DC. 20009, USA. The Bank will automatically convert the money to Euros at the exchange rate prevailing on the day when the money is received. Bank statements will regularly be made available to the family and SLLAGA.

Donations to support SLLAGA are being collected by Behind the Mask.

Please indicate in the reference field “SLLAGA” for reporting purposes. Behind the Mask reference SLLAGA Bank: Nedbank Branch: 96 Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg Branch code: 195 005 Account no.: 195 055 8401 Swift: NEDSZAJJ Payments can be in any convertible currency by electronic transfer to that account directly, or by sending a check/cheque to BTM at the following address: PO Box 93843, Yeoville 2143, Johannesburg, South Africa Donations will be reconciled on a monthly basis and forwarded to SLLAGA with a report.

Donations to assist Fannyann’s partner, Esther, to visit Sierra Leone to pay her last respects are being collected by Behind the Mask.

Please indicate in the reference field “Esther” for reporting purposes. Behind the Mask reference Esther Bank: Nedbank Branch: 96 Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg Branch code: 195 005 Account no.: 195 055 8401 Swift: NEDSZAJJ Payments can be in any convertible currency by electronic transfer to that account directly, or by sending a check/cheque to BTM at the following address: PO Box 93843, Yeoville 2143, Johannesburg, South Africa Donations will be used for Esther’s visit to Sierra Leone. Excess funds will revert to the SLLAGA fund

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