Some Kenyan churches are demanding premarital HIV testing before weddings, a trend activists warn is infringing on the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.
03 October 2016 | The Catholic Register
At a meeting to discuss human rights and the 2016 Political declaration on Ending AIDS, panellists underscored the urgent need to protect services for women, girls, people with disabilities, migrants and displaced people.
28 September 2016 | UNAIDS
Substitution therapy for addicts is banned in Russia. Three activists are hoping to gain access to the treatment through the European court of human rights.
15 September 2016 | The Guardian
HIV-positive women in Uganda are being subject to forced sterilisation, a new report shows.
05 September 2016 | Daily Mail
Across countries and income levels, gay men continue to see disproportionately high rates of HIV infection, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.
11 July 2016 | Johns Hopkins University
Last Thursday, the Council of the European Union adopted its conclusions on LGBTI equality. It is the first time ever that the Council adopts a document addressing LGBTI equality. However, the document creates a potentially harmful novelty by including that in its activities on LGBTI equality the Commission should “fully respect . . . Member States’ national identities and constitutional traditions.”
22 June 2016 | EU Parliament Integroup on LGBT Rights
The 28 EU member states have reached a consensus on LGBT rights for the first time in European history. The Council of the European Union reached consensus on Friday on a Netherlands-backed agreement concerning women’s rights, gender equality and the protection of LGBTI people across the EU.
For the first time ever, the 28 member states agreed at the Council to work against “any discrimination” against LGBT people, and to ramp up pan-European efforts on equality.
22 June 2016 | Pink News
No one at the high-level United Nations conference devoted to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 denies serious scientific and financial challenges remain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on the way to achieving that goal. A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries who objected to their presence and nations squabbled over references in a final statement to topics involving gay sex and intravenous drug use.
09 June 2016 | New York Times
UN member states have pledged to end the Aids epidemic by 2030, but campaigners say the strategy adopted by the 193-nation general assembly on Wednesday barely mentions those most at risk of contracting HIV/Aids: men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people and intravenous drug users. Activists walked out in protest after the resolution was adopted.
09 June 2016 | The Guardian
The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is profoundly dismayed with the decision made by a majority of United Nations member states to adopt a flawed document. The Political Declaration on Ending AIDS by 2030 was meant to provide a compass for global and national policy, law, regulation, funding and programming. It could have been an important advocacy tool for civil society to hold governments to account. Sadly, the Declaration misses the mark—by a long shot. It fails to advance the needs, interests and rights of those most affected by HIV.
09 June 2016 | GNP+