HIV and human rights
Human rights violations against women, sexual minorities and those on the margins of society such as people who use drugs increases their vulnerability to HIV. Violations can take the form of everyday stigma and discrimination as well as the aggressive actions of police or others in authority.
Many Key Correspondents advocate for the rights of women, sex workers, sexual minorities, people who use drugs and people living with HIV. They report the human reality of rights violations as a way to bring governments to account and advocate for fairer systems that enable all members of society to stay healthy and well.
On Human rights Day thousands of activists are demanding access to HIV programmes for marginalised communities. more
Ahead of World AIDS Day, a Malawian woman is drawing attention to the lack of women’s rights which fuels the spread of HIV and constrains women’s livelihoods. more
A new report has linked HIV and AIDS as one of the leading causes of gender-based violence, not only in Kenya but across Africa. more
An inmate serving a 15 year jail sentence and a former prisoner who was released after being pardoned have sued the Zambian government over the poor diet of prisoners living with HIV. more
Today, the youth of Paraguay have the opportunity to take the new president’s words to heart and demand access to a comprehensive educational curriculum on sexuality and health. more
Read about one woman’s determination to change her community. more
Mariam Cissé is a mother of three and living with HIV but when she arrived at Treichville Teaching Hospital in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, she was not expecting news that would cause her to fear for her life. more
As the African Union meets in Nigeria today for Abuja+12, member states face the challenge of developing financial investment plans for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. more