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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Press Release: Transgender persons ‘lost in translation’

Groundbreaking study released yesterday to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (17 May 2012) ...

Spectrum urges Uganda government to stop violence based on sexual orientation

The coordinator of Spectrum Uganda has urged the government of Uganda to stop any acts of state orchestrated sexual based violence against LGBTI in Ug ...

Uganda human rights groups welcome passing of Anti- Torture Act

A number of human rights organizations in Uganda have welcomed the move by the parliament of Uganda in passing the anti-torture bill into law. ...

Female circumcision in Samburu, Kenya: where culture is above the law

How do you help people who don’t think their rights are being violated? KC Sidi Sarro reports on female circumcision in Samburu, in the Rift Valley, n ...

Kenya generic HIV drugs court ruling sets precedent for Uganda

Thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS in East Africa were given new hope last week (25 April), when a High Court judge in Nairobi ruled that Ke ...

Zim’s civil society concerned over criminalisation of sex work

Zimbabwe's civil society organisations (CSOs) are concerned over the approach of the state in addressing sex work, according to a 2012 shadow report m ...

Zimbabwe’s ‘failure to address root cause of sex work’ criticised by UN

The United Nations (UN) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) committee says it is concerned at Zimbabwe' ...

Disparities hinder passage of common East African AIDS drugs-access laws

Disparities between the views of East African community (EAC) member countries are complicating efforts to pass a common intellectual property law tha ...

‘Kenyans still biased towards marginalized groups’, finds report

  It may not be possible for Kenyans living with HIV and those who are gay to seek elective office after all, according to findings of a recent ...
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