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.
Police reports indicate that many parts of Malawi are registering a sharp rise in cases of rape of girls under the age of 16. more
This new self-study guide helps lay the foundation for civil society advocates to become citizen journalists speaking out against injustice and helping to shape the world they want to live in. more
As the list of countries where the gay community is criminalized grows, when will the outcry reach a tipping point? When will human rights be respected regardless of sexual orientation? more
Catherine Uteka is a formidable Malawian woman. She is a qualified teacher, a grassroots activist, a widow and a mother. She is also partially deaf, totally blind and living with HIV. more
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