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Moving one step closer to better health and rights for transgender people

On 17 May, International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia commemorates the day in 1990 when the World Health Assembly stopped classifying homosexuality as a mental disorder. At the time,…

UNAIDS calls on countries to remove discriminatory laws and enact laws that protect people from discrimination

Discriminatory laws drive key populations out of reach of critical health and social services GENEVA, 16 May 2019—Ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), on 17…

Declaration of the Rights of People Affected by TB launched

The Declaration of the Rights of People Affected by TB  was launched on 14 May 2019 by TBpeople, in partnership with the Stop TB Partnership and together with the three civil society…

What do sex workers think about the French prostitution act?

A study on the impact of the law from 13 April 2016 against the ‘prostitution system’ in France Access the report here.  

Analytical report: Human rights of women living with HIV in Ukraine

The Eurasian Women's Network on AIDS released an analytical report, Human rights of women living with HIV in Ukraine, based on data collected by HIV-positive women in 10 regions of…

People before politics: 4 key points in HR19’s opening ceremony

The Harm Reduction International Conference 2019 (HR19) has begun in Porto, with several influential speakers delivering inspiring and poignant remarks at the opening ceremony (April 28). HR19 comes at a…

Barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights among women living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean

Studies have revealed that women living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean are at a greater risk of harm. Misinformation around their contraceptive options and sexual and reproductive…

Ageing with HIV: Testimonials of Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

Thanks to substantial and rapid improvements in HIV treatment, it is now possible for people whose HIV is diagnosed and treated appropriately to live into old age. This is the…

How mass rape in genocide transformed Rwanda’s response to AIDS

MUHANGA, Rwanda - It would be ridiculous to ask 48-year-old Assoumpta who infected her with the AIDS virus. In the 100 days that spanned Rwanda’s genocide in 1994, she doesn’t…

Landmark international guidelines launched on human rights and drug policy

VIENNA/GENEVA, 15 March 2019—A coalition of United Nations Member States, United Nations entities and leading human rights experts meeting at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Austria, today launched…

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