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.

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Video: I’m a transgender sex worker, but only God can judge me

Amnesty International’s new policy on sex work is an important milestone, but the fight for sex worker rights is far from over. more
August 18, 2015 0 Comments

Does my profile picture hurt you?

When the United States made same-sex marriage a constitutional right, I celebrated alongside thousands in the global community by changing my Facebook profile to the colours of the rainbow. more
August 13, 2015 0 Comments

Amnesty International policy: sex workers v Hollywood stars

As the debate over sex work heats up, Amnesty International must listen to sex workers, not Hollywood stars, and finalise its draft policy calling for decriminalisation of sex work. more
August 11, 2015 0 Comments

Kenya must protect human rights to attain zero HIV infections

Human rights activists in Kenya are calling for a stop to ongoing anti-gay comments made by public figures in the country. more
August 7, 2015 0 Comments

Malawi inmates living with HIV appeal for supplementary food

Malawian inmates living with HIV have sounded an emergency call for help, requesting authorities to supply fortified foods to improve the health of inmates living with the disease. more
June 15, 2015 0 Comments

Photo story: life as a gay man in Kenya

In Kenya, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are facing increasing discrimination. Here Dennis shares his story of dealing with stigma in health facilities and in his community. more
May 21, 2015 0 Comments

Homophobia in Cameroon: “We felt like prey hiding from a predator”

On the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, a gay man from Cameroon speaks out about how homophobia forced him to live a lie and flee his community. more
May 17, 2015 0 Comments

Homophobic violence hinders HIV response in Kenya

As the world embarks on an ambitious strategy to end AIDS by 2030, failure to protect the sexual and human rights of sexual minorities is putting this goal and many lives at risk. more
May 17, 2015 0 Comments