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Ugandan Health Workers Could Become Front-Line Enforcers Of Anti-Homosexuality Act

Updated draft guidelines propose to let health workers break confidentiality of LGBT patients when “a person has been sodomized” or in cases of “aggravated homosexuality.”

Published
14 hours ago
From
BuzzFeed
Why Russia is Heading Toward an HIV Crisis and Privacy Disaster

Russian lawmakers are said to be moving on a bill that would mandate every citizen living with HIV/AIDS must submit to fingerprint data collection, a worrying turn of events in a country that is already seeing the damages of a disastrous HIV policy.

Published
23 April 2014
From
Care2.com
South Africa: Gauteng pays after forced sterilisation for HIV-positive woman

The Gauteng health department has agreed to pay almost half-a-million rand to an HIV-positive woman after she was coercively sterilised.

Published
14 April 2014
From
Mail & Guardian
Tanazanian MP plans to introduce tougher anti-gay Bill

Ezekiel Wenje from the main opposition Chama cha Democrasia na Maendeleo party said homosexuality is on the rise in Tanzania because the existing legislation does not provide a sufficient deterrent.

Published
08 April 2014
From
The East African
Briefing: Punitive aid cuts disrupts healthcare in Uganda

Since the enactment of a draconian anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda just over a month ago, donors have been slashing or suspending aid to the country in protest. Health officials, activists and NGOs warn that this could have a major impact on healthcare services, particularly for HIV/AIDS patients.

Published
08 April 2014
From
IRIN
Uganda police raid U.S. military AIDS clinic, order it shut

Activists in Uganda report that plain-clothes police raided a U.S. military-affiliated AIDS services clinic in Kampala today, accused it of promoting homosexuality, and ordered it to close. The clinic has been one of relatively few health-care facilities in the city that willingly treat LGBT people.

Published
03 April 2014
From
76crimes.com
In the thick of a Ugandan hate rally

At a stadium in Kampala, 30,000 Ugandans gathered to give thanks to President Yoweri Museveni for passing the Anti-Homosexuality Act. The event combined the fanfare of a mass political meeting and a cultural festival.

Published
03 April 2014
From
Daily Maverick
In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

In response to harsh measures in 38 African nations, gays in other countries are increasingly emerging as activists.

Published
27 March 2014
From
Los Angeles Times
U.S. Funding Choices Are Challenged In The Wake Of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

Early last month, as Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni weighed signing a brutal new anti-LGBT bill into law, the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (ICRU) published a statement urging religious leaders in the country to “highlight the dangers of homosexuality and lesbianism.” At the same time, the group has received millions in U.S. government grants for years to fight HIV. Why was the money going to a key supporter of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which the the U.S. government has officially opposed?

Published
07 March 2014
From
Buzzfeed.com
Global Fund expresses “deep concern” about new anti-gay law in Uganda

The Global Fund has expressed “deep concern” about a law signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that imposes jail terms of up to seven years for those who ‘aid or abet’ homosexual relations, which could implicate health workers providing services and counseling to people living with HIV.

Published
28 February 2014
From
Global Fund Observer
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