Human rights

Key Correspondents health blogs' on human rights and health reveal what life is like for people facing stigma, discrimination and violence due to their age, sexuality, gender, health status or disability.

Many Key Correspondents report personal accounts of LGBT people, men who have sex with men, and people living with HIV who are struggling to access health services due to stigma and discrimination.

Many Key Correspondents advocate for the rights of women, the rights of sex workers, LGBT, MSM and people who use drugs. They report on health campaigns that bring governments to account for failing to provide health services to these groups, as well as adding their voices to grass roots campaigns around stigma reduction, health provision and harm reduction.

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Human rights defenders in Africa get 1.8m Euro boost

Journalists and other human rights defenders are to get better legal, medical and family assistance under a 1.8 million Euro project launched by Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network (PAHRD-Net). more
February 18, 2013 0 Comments

Older people and the media in Uganda

Uganda’s Minister of State for the Elderly and Disabled Suleiman Madada has expressed concern over the fast growing population of older person more
January 17, 2013 0 Comments

‘All we need to do is understand that these people are human’

In Uganda, people living with mental health problems are shunned by most of society. Many are homeless and spend their days walking from one end of the street to another or just sitting by the roadside. However, in Fort Portal, Uganda yesterday (19 November) things were different . more
November 20, 2012 0 Comments

‘This prison is more hell on earth than ever’

A remanded person awaiting trial at Livingstone central prison, Zambia says he fears an outbreak of cholera and scabies may soon ravage inmates due to congestion and poor sanitation. more
November 12, 2012 0 Comments

Can Uganda sustain its LGBTI fight with the international community?

Just when one thinks that Uganda is growing up by leaving alone people who are LGBTI something else emerges that shocks the bold hearted into action, argues James Kityo. more
November 2, 2012 1 Comments

Draft UN resolution on female genital mutilation submitted

The African Press Organisation reports that a draft UN resolution against female genital mutilation has been submitted by a group of African countries. more
October 23, 2012 0 Comments

Stigma free services vital for SRH and HIV integration

Kanakulya Godfrey, who works at the AIDS support Organisation (TASO) in Uganda on empowerment programmes for people living with HIV and AIDS, says stigma may have reduced in communities but it is always there and can manifest itself in many forms. more
September 27, 2012 0 Comments

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 are subjected to verbal and physical abuse at the hands of health providers in general hospitals. more
September 20, 2012 0 Comments