Category: Human rights

Human rights violations against groups or individuals increases their vulnerability to HIV and other health issues. This includes stigma and discrimination from other people and repressive legislation, policy and practice.

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Comfort and compassion during delivery an expensive affair

In Kenya, comfort and compassion during delivery is an expensive affair. Women who cannot afford to pay for admission to private facilities to deliver ...

Discrimination against sex workers – who needs sensitization?

The sun is scorching and the day does not seem very welcoming for Grace*, a sex worker in Makindu town within Makueni county, Kenya. Yesterday was not ...

‘Let us have our rights’ demand HIV widows

Widows and orphans of people who have died of HIV/AIDS in Kiboga district have appealed for assistance from human rights defenders to pursue legal red ...

The Uganda anti-homosexuality bill struggles on amid pressure

Could it be true that the anti-homosexuality bill may never live to see the dawn of a new day? ...

Zimbabwe MPs learn from Zambia’s approach to anti-trafficking

Zimbabwean Members of Parliament have visited Zambia to familiarize them with Zambia’s implementation of its counter-trafficking laws. ...

AIDS 2012: Justice and health access in prisons

Prisoners and HIV risks People who end up in jail often come from situations that leave them at greater risk of contracting HIV. When imprisoned the d ...

Amsher condemns shutting down of human rights workshop in Uganda

The African Men for Sexual Health and Rights [AMSHeR] has strongly condemned the unlawful shutting down of a human rights workshop in Kampala on Monda ...

LGBTI denied rights yet again in Uganda

Father Simon Lokodo, the Ugandan Minister of Ethics and Integrity, has caused uproar among human rights activists after daring President Obama and oth ...

Repeal draconic laws, UN human rights chief Pillay urges Zim government

The United Nations' Navanethem Pillay has urged the Zimbabwean government to repeal legislation that is misused by some prosecutors to block release a ...

Global Week of Action – Robin Hood Tax and G8

KC Ishdeep Koholi on the Robin Hood Tax global week of action, which took place from May 18 to May 22 in the wake of the G8 Summit at Camp David. ...
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