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.
The United Nations (UN) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) committee says it is concerned at Zimbabwe’s failure to address the root causes of trafficking and sex work. This is revealed in the report … more
Disparities between the views of East African community (EAC) member countries are complicating efforts to pass a common intellectual property law that would enable access to antiretrovirals to be scaled- up in the area, a regional meeting of East African Health rights NGOs was told last week (12 April 2012). more
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 report. A new report indicates that Kenyans would not trust this group … more
The African Men for Sexual Health and Rights [AMSHeR] based in Johannesburg, South Africa has strongly condemned the unlawful shutting down by the police of a human rights workshop in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé at the end of March. Scheduled to … more
A coalition of civil society groups in Uganda have petitioned members of parliament in Uganda and beyond to protect the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people whose rights are threatened by the looming anti-homosexuality law. more
KC Sidi Sarro revisits Jessica, a female sex worker from Rongai, Kenya more
A secret location in Kampala, Uganda has seen LGBT people attend voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VCT). more
Jackie has been verbally, sexually and physically assaulted by her clients on numerous occasions and has had to bear it silently because she had nowhere or no-one to turn to.