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Stigma and discrimination aren’t just buzz words for Elena Felix. When she first learned that she was living with HIV in
The International Committee of Jurists (ICJ) along with UNAIDS and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
By Mandeep Dhaliwal The theme of Zero Discrimination Day 2023, “Save lives: Decriminalize”, reminds us of the importance of removing discriminatory and
Repealing discriminatory laws against people living with HIV/AIDS saves lives and helps advance the end of the pandemic, the chief
By Mandeep DhaliwalWhen the global HIV pandemic began more than 40 years ago, HIV was a death sentence. Thanks to the work
New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) have announced
While the number of new HIV infections in Indonesia decreased by 3.6% in 2021 to around 27 000, the country
By Mandeep DhaliwalOne hundred thirty-four. That’s the number of countries that currently criminalize or prosecute people based on general criminal laws of
During the 50th Programme Coordinating Board meeting held in Geneva,  Thailand announced formally establishing community-led health services (CLHS) as public
As we commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May, we remember that lesbian, gay,
On 10 April, Tetyana Pryadko (not her real name) was phoned by her doctor, who told her that her antiretroviral
Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director, HIV, Health and Development at the United Nations Development ProgrammeIt’s been more than four decades since the
Health systems and communities have been pushed to the breaking point by the COVID-19 pandemic, a pandemic that the world
Rosemary Kumwenda is the Team Leader for HIV, Health and Development for UNDP in Europe and Central Asia.Eastern Europe and
GENEVA, 29 November 2021—UNAIDS issued a stark warning today that if leaders fail to tackle inequalities the world could face
A new initiative led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is bringing digital transformation to training and clinical support
Building on its ongoing work on democratic governance, rule of law and inclusive institutions, the United Nations Development Programme convened
On 30 September 2021, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of Namibia and the Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC)
The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the fight against HIV, TB and malaria in 2020, according to a
UNAIDS fully backs calls made by an eminent group of United Nations experts that Ghana should reject a proposed “family values bill”
Gulipa Sabyrovna Sheishenova is the director of the Public Foundation “Health and education of the youth in the 21st century” (ZIOM21),
UNAIDS reports that people living with HIV have been unable to access COVID-19 vaccines and HIV services throughout the pandemic.
New UNAIDS data show that dozens of countries achieved or exceeded 2020 targets set by the UN General Assembly in 2016.
For Vanessa Chaniago, a transgender woman in Jakarta, Indonesia, the first months of the pandemic were filled with fear.
A new report by the Global Fund shows COVID-19 has massively disrupted health systems and health service delivery.
On Zero Discrimination Day governments, civil society organizations and communities highlighted the urgent need to end inequalities.
In January 2021, the Kyrgyzstan Constitutional Court decided to exclude HIV from the list of diseases that prevent people from
New UNDP/UNAIDS report: reforming laws and policies is essential for an effective HIV response in Asia and the Pacific
Data reported to UNAIDS by countries have been used to project the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the
Not a single country has adopted all 33 recommended policies—policy change is needed everywhere in order to end AIDS.
UNAIDS is strongly encouraged by new study results showing that the antiretroviral medicine cabotegravir, which is administered by injection every
Judges from across Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) today convened for the second EECA Regional Judges’ Forum on HIV, Human
Launched today, the HIV Policy Lab is a unique initiative to gather and monitor HIV-related laws and policies around the world. 
In many ways, COVID-19 is the newest iteration of a decades-long struggle for equality and justice.
Launching today, the COVID-19 Law Lab initiative gathers and shares legal documents from over 190 countries across the world.
The new UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic shows that 2020 targets will not be met because of deeply
In a 6-3 ruling, the US Supreme Court today declared that federal law bans employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and
New UNAIDS report reviews the latest evidence on what works to reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination through key programmes.
GENEVA, 8 April 2020—The COVID-19 pandemic, as with other health crises, exposes existing inequalities and disproportionately affects people already criminalized, marginalized and
This new publication proposes steps which stakeholders can take to make the law work for women and girls.
By: Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director of HIV, Health and Development, UNDP; Ludo Bok, Manager, SDGs and UNAIDS, HIV, Health & Development
A new report by UNAIDS, Power to the people, released ahead of World AIDS Day, shows that where people and communities living
In a joint effort, the United Nations Development Program, the Judicial Education Institute of Trinidad and Tobago and the Judicial
Punitive and discriminatory laws continue to have grave implications on the HIV response, especially for people living with HIV and
Over 30 judges and magistrates from Africa and around the world gathered last week in Johannesburg for the annual Africa
New data show that in 2019 around 48* countries and territories still have restrictions that include mandatory HIV testing and
The Africa Regional Grant on HIV – Removing Legal Barriers and its partners the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the AIDS and
Johannesburg -- Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday in a landmark case for Africa. The
by Bahiru Shewaye and Arit OkpoBahiru Shewaye is founder of the Ethiopian LGBT+ advocacy and campaigning organisation House of Guramayle.Arit
Tres razones llevaron este miércoles a la Corte Constitucional a tumbar el artículo 411 de la ley 599 del 2000 que penalizaba
A new report published today (May 29th 2019) by the HIV Justice Network on behalf of HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE provides clear evidence
VIENNA/GENEVA, 15 March 2019—A coalition of United Nations Member States, United Nations entities and leading human rights experts meeting at
By: Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director of HIV, Health & Development Group, United Nations Development ProgrammeEngland’s cricket captain made headlines two weeks
The ICJ has opened a call for written submissions on the misuse of criminal law in the areas of sexuality,
Павел Аксенов Независимый консультант, ВИЧ/СПИД, гражданское общество и устойчивое развитие в регионе Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии В Докладе Глобальной
Родительские права женщин, употребляющих наркотики. Время действовать! Автор: Светлана Мороз, Председатель правления Евразийской Женской сети по СПИДу   В июле
Contribution – Enda Sante  FrançaisLe Supplément au Rapport de la Commission Globale sur le VIH et le Droit met en
October 15, 2018ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday issued directives to the federal and all the provincial governments to formulate
By: Sophie EdwardsAugust 14, 2018AMSTERDAM — Facing one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, Namibia has become the
July 23, 2018Earlier this month, four decades of global efforts to develop a vaccine for HIV received a boost with
By: Kenechukwu EsomAgnes Lungu, 56, and her husband married off their 15-year old daughter. Up until this day she regrets this
By: Mandeep DhaliwalZero discrimination is more than a slogan. It is essential for achieving universal health coverage.According to WHO and
December 15, 2017Recently, my home state of California made national headlines when it repealed an HIV criminalisation law and reduced
A review of laws and policies in Sierra Leone identified key areas for reform in creating a more effective HIV
Johannesburg, South Africa – More than 50 members of the Africa Key Population Experts Group gathered this week in Johannesburg to
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 3 August 2017 – Six years after the first Africa Regional Dialogue on HIV and the Law and
On the five-year anniversary of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law’s groundbreaking report, former members of the Commission
High and Supreme Court judges from across Africa gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa this week for an annual forum to
Bangkok — On the anniversary of the murder of two LGBTI activists by extremists in Bangladesh, participants at a global Conference on
SummaryAdvancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for Parliamentarians has been jointly produced by the United Nations
UNDP has released a new Issue Brief, titled Advancing Human Rights, Equality and Inclusive Governance to End AIDS. The Issue
New reports highlight inequities faced by transgender people living with HIV Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017 02:13 Oakland, CA
Malawi High Court affirms human rights approach to criminalisation of HIV transmission and exposure Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017
The American Psychological Association joined nearly a dozen medical, public health, government and advocacy organizations in its release of a
The United Nations Human Rights Council held a panel discussion yesterday to exchange views on good practices and key challenges
It is a violation of women's rights, a major global health problem, and is experienced by approximately one in three
Main Recommendations Of UN High-Level Panel On Access To Medicines Presented At WTO Published on Tuesday, 07 March 2017 15:42
The theme of this year's Zero Discrimination Day is make some noise. Raising our voices in solidarity for compassion, diversity,
Published 20 February 2017Stakeholders gathered this week in Hangzhou, China to review and contribute to the shaping of ongoing legislative
COLOMBO, 2 May 2016—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomes a decision by Sri Lanka's Supreme Court to
Bangkok, Thailand – Public health responses that are inclusive of all segments of society, particularly the most vulnerable populations, are
This Guidebook provides information about how healthcare users in Africa can enforce their human right to health by making use
In her 2013 memoir, activist Malala Yousafzai recounts a moment that changes not only the course of her destiny but
Joint commitment on sustainable healthcare Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 15:47 The SPHS Task Team members UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, UNOPS,
On World AIDS Day, we mourn the tragic loss of 1.1 million people to AIDS this year, and reiterate that
This World AIDS Day serves as a reminder of the urgent need to come together as a global community and
23 October 2016, Jalalabad, Nangarhar – In a very ordinary hostel in Jalalabad, something extraordinary is going on. A young
New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a new US$7 million grant
More than 30 judges from 14 African countries convened in Johannesburg, South Africa 15­–17 June this year for the third
More than 30 judges from 14 African countries convened in Johannesburg, South Africa 15­–17 June this year for the third
HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria claim the lives of up to four million people every year. People living in low
Whether it's the rising price of the EpiPen, or new outbreaks of diseases, like Ebola, Zika and yellow fever, the
New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund strengthened their partnership with additional funding of
New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund signed a US$30 million grant to reduce
New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund signed a US$8.7 million grant to scale
ransgender rights received unprecedented recognition in Asia and across the world in 2015. However, a new Series published in The
Four years after the Global Commission on HIV and the Law released its report on the impact of laws, policies
The United Nations Development Programme has released a new publication, titled Guidelines for the Examination of Patent Applications relating to
UNDP has released its new HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021: Connecting the Dots. The strategy elaborates UNDP's work on
A high-level panel hosted by India as part of the BRICS group of countries discussed the issues of trade deals
In Nigeria since the introduction of an anti-homosexuality law in 2014 which criminalises LGBT people, increasing homophobia has been having
The Philippine government observed what it described as the world's first "AIDS Hour" on May 14. Department of Health Secretary
Clinton Promises She’ll Reform HIV Criminalization Laws Published on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 14:40 Tonight, speaking via a pre-recorded video
HIV criminalisation a setback to regional AIDS efforts Published on Monday, 16 May 2016 14:48 Johannesburg - The criminalisation of HIV
The news came during a business trip to Goa. A trucker by profession, he used to drive across the country
UNDP, UNAIDS and ESCAP have jointlyed released a review of country prograess in addressing legal and policy barriers to universal
New report shows HIV criminalisation is a growing, global concern but advocates are fighting back Published on Tuesday, 10 May
Coca farmers sell coca leaves at a market in Villa 14 de Septiembre village in Bolivia. Photo: Carlos Cazalis/Corbis By
Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS The world is failing to protect the health and
UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These ambitious goals aim
Two weeks ago, thanks to generous funding for 2016-18 from the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund, a group of committed activists
Launch of HIV Justice Worldwide initiative Published on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 10:11 Q: What is HIV criminalisation? HIV criminalisation
By Emeka Anuforo As part of efforts to protect the rights and dignity of people living with and affected by
Public health advocates, academics, patients, governments and others this week presented further ideas to the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel
The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a woman (known as ‘S.F.’) who did not tell her sexual
The American Psychological Association (APA) has adopted an evidence-informed resolution on HIV criminalisation in the United States. It was developed
Alternatives to conviction or punishment, where appropriate, can be pursued by countries under the international drug control conventions, the head
Johannesburg — Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the newly launched National Sex Worker HIV Plan is about citizens' rights and
About the PublicationFollowing the landmark Supreme Court Judgment in 2014 recognizing transgenders as a third gender, this publication examines progress
“I had a friend in Atlanta who died in the hospital last year of Pneumocystis pneumonia as if it was
In Dem primary, HIV criminalization remains an orphan issue Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 15:57 DES MOINES, Iowa —
Different approaches to drug policy and the Asian HIV epidemic Published on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 16:04 Following the recent
Roger Pebody A study comparing the sexual behaviour of American gay men living in states with or without laws that
HIV exposure law unjustly applies sex offender status, advocates say Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016 16:18 As the deadline
There is an imperative today to foster sustainable development. A vision for what this encapsulates is laid out in the
Testing pregnant women for HIV regardless of their consent involves ethical and legal issues. In developed countries it is voluntary.
HIV law: It's time for a change Published on Saturday, 16 January 2016 16:20 Criminal charges against a Sydney man
In the years since social media was introduced, the world has vastly changed. Often social media is chided as a
Kenyan Advocates Speak Out on HIV, Human Rights and Treatment Access for Gay Men, Other MSM Published on Monday, 28
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The United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines is inviting contributions for consideration that address the policy incoherence
Kenya must legalise sex work for the sake of human rights and public health Published on Thursday, 17 December 2015
During the last week of November 2015, UNDP and the Governments of Norway and Sweden signed an agreement for US$4.2
Promoting competition within the pharmaceutical market has proven to be an effective strategy in reducing the price and increasing the
NEW DELHI, India — India has the third-largest population of HIV-positive people of any country in the world. Yet for
Namibia: HIV, Human Rights and Sex Work Published on Wednesday, 02 December 2015 11:00 OPINION Although the AIDS response in
New study reveals who is being impacted by California laws that criminalize people living with HIV Published on Tuesday, 01
HIV Legal & LGBT Organizations Call for Broader Efforts to End HIV Criminalization Published on Tuesday, 01 December 2015 10:55
The media has gone crazy over the disclosure of the HIV status of one of America's most controversial television stars,
AIDS continues to be a major global health and development challenge. Since its emergence as one of the most brutal
Le PNUD, l'ONUSIDA, des partenaires internationaux et nationaux ont initié une série de campagnes de sensibilisation contre le VIH, les
Geneva – UNDP has achieved significant reductions in the price of HIV medicines that it procures, bringing down the cost
NEW YORK, NY, November 25, 2015 – The Time to Act is Now. That's the U.S. government's theme for World
World AIDS Day 2015 comes at a watershed moment in the fight for the health of people living with HIV
Most states keep laws criminalizing HIV Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:03 LOS ANGELES — Charlie Sheen's recent revelation
Alison Duke's film, Consent, examines the activism and impacts of the 2012 Canadian Supreme Court decision By Chris Dupuis Canadian laws
"Ignorance," English poet Thomas Gray wrote, "is bliss." While those famous words were written in 1742, he could well have
Human Dignity Trust launches Criminalisation in the Commonwealth 2015 report Published on Sunday, 22 November 2015 09:21 The criminalisation of
Charlie Sheen's HIV announcement highlights flaws in NZ law Published on Friday, 20 November 2015 09:31 The news that Hollywood
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the establishment of a high-level panel on health technology innovation and access. Comprising
New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a US$10.5 million grant to
The African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Justice and Legal Affairs has adopted the Model Law on Medical
Johannesburg — The need to uphold human rights - particularly sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) - should not be
Harm reduction conference calls for political leadership to reform drugs policy Published on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 09:43 The biggest
People living with the virus can be charged with sexual assault even when there is no risk of transmission BY
HIV Criminalization Never Made Sense Published on Monday, 19 October 2015 10:24 By Theodore Kerr Understanding the history of these
A new regional program focusing on legal and policy change in Africa has been invited to proceed to grant-making. The
Canada: New film explores the impact of using sexual assault law to prosecute HIV non-disclosure Published on Thursday, 15 October
Hanoi, 14 October 2015 – Over the past decade, some 25 countries and territories across Asia and the Pacific have
Bangkok – A regional Blueprint that specifically addresses the health needs and human rights of transgender people in Asia and
In a historic victory for Nepal’s sexual and gender minorities, the country’s new Constitution explicitly protects them against discrimination. The
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Allan Maleche This month's UN summit for the adoption of the post-2015 global development agenda will provide an opportunity for
SINGAPORE - For more than two decades, foreigners infected with HIV have not been allowed to set foot in Singapore.
––HIV-positive nurse sentenced to three years for workplace accident–– May 20, 2014––A Ugandan court has done the unthinkable: sentenced a
Justice Monica Mbaru taking Court Users Committee Members through HIV related discrimination at the work place. Photo: KELIN/Wesley Nderi. At
Jailing of gay men in Senegal poses setback to HIV fight in Africa Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:35
Sexuality and sexual health are two closely related concepts that contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of individuals, couples,
Twenty-five members of the Homa Bay Court Users Committee (CUC) will participate in a dialogue on HIV, Human Rights and
A crucial vote to protect the human rights of sex workers was passed today in Dublin at Amnesty International's decision-making
Keeping sex workers safe Published on Saturday, 08 August 2015 16:09 Volume 386, No. 9993, p504, 8 August 2015 Editorial
The Veracruz state Congress has unanimously approved legislation that calls for prison time for anyone who intentionally infects another person
Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine said on Wednesday it had removed its restriction on entry and foreign travel for HIV-positive people
ARASA launched a Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, HIV and Human Rights Advocacy Toolkit on 3 August, 2015during its 4th Annual
“Both my parents died a long time ago, so I went to live with my brothers and their wives. When
Overview This technical brief summarizes essential information and existing WHO recommendations for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care among transgender
By Ludo Bok, Team leader, Development effectiveness, HIV, Health & Development Group, UNDP The media has gone crazy over the
Amy Kapczynski, J.D. N Engl J Med 2015; 373:201-203July 16, 2015DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1506158 International trade deals once focused primarily on tariffs.
ADDIS ABABA/GENEVA, 14 July 2015—The AIDS targets of MDG 6—halting and reversing the spread of HIV—have been achieved and exceeded,
Government, civil society representatives and development partners have committed to address drug control laws and policies that negatively affect human
Mozambique scraps colonial-era homosexuality ban Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 16:28 Maputo (AFP) - Mozambique decriminalised homosexuality on Monday
Bangkok – A regional review of laws in South-East Asia examines the legal environments affecting HIV responses among people living
New report ‘Defeating AIDS–Advancing global health’ shows that innovations in the AIDS response should be exploited to meet future global health
Living in a stigmatizing country increases HIV risk for MSM in Europe Published on Monday, 22 June 2015 16:26 Men
The second meeting of the African Regional Judges' Forum on HIV, Human Rights and the Law was held on 18-19
In April 2016, the UN General Assembly will hold a Special Session on Drugs to assess and debate the successes
DHAKA – “I was so happy and excited that day. We worked so hard and for so long for this
Kenya HIV activists want data destroyed Published on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:12 Human rights activists have gone to court
Sandton–16 June 2015: African leaders on Sunday during the statutory AIDS Watch Africa (AWA) luncheon meeting adopted the report of
ASSAF report assesses criminalisation of sexual diversity Published on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 16:32 Sexual diversity has always been part
Scientific report demolishes assertions used to back criminalization of homosexuality. Linda Nordling A Western import. Unnatural. Contagious. Un-African. All of
Is Morocco about to legalize gay sex? Published on Monday, 08 June 2015 15:03 Gay men living in Morocco at
Miriam seeks amendments to HIV/AIDS law Published on Sunday, 07 June 2015 10:37 MANILA, Philippines - Alarmed by the rise
The World Health Organization has released a new report entitled "Sexual health, human rights and the law". The report demonstrates
(ESCAP News) — Heads of government, ministers and other high-level officials from 50 countries and territories in Asia and the
International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) publish updated position statement on overly broad HIV criminalisation Published on Wednesday,
Director of proceedings, I should commence my intervention this morning by expressing my sincere gratitude to the organisers of this
Police are under constant scrutiny (some more than others) about their policing and law enforcement practices and priorities. Criticism sometimes
In January, 2014, the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act was signed into law in Nigeria. In The Lancet HIV, Sheree Schwartz
1. As of January 2014, approximately 155 individuals since 1989 have been criminally charged in Canada for not disclosing their
In a joint media release, Living Positive Victoria and the Victorian AIDS Council have welcomed the passage of the Crimes
Hijras and transgender people take part in the first ever Hijra Pride event on 10 November 2014 in Dhaka to
Geneva - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) would like to
Malawi: Commercial Sex Workers Who Were Forced for HIV Test Win Case in Court Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Last week, as word spread about girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last year returning to their communities having been raped
Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Statement on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia United Nations, New York The International Day Against
High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) launched a video yesterday to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
In The Face of Fear: the Criminalization of HIV Transmission Published on Friday, 15 May 2015 11:51 Submitted by Marvell
Lusaka, 15 May 2015 – Today, Justice Judy Mulongoti confirmed the 2014 ruling of His Worship Lameck Ng’ambi in which he acquitted
HIV expert Lucy Maroncha says the laws in Kenya are only leading to an increase of HIV cases In Kenya,
Geneva, 13 May 2015 – A few days before the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, ILGA launches at the
With the DUP once again sliding into a comfortable majority and the law to further criminalise sex work due on
Injecting drug users fuelling HIV/AIDS Published on Thursday, 07 May 2015 14:18 IN SUMMARY OST is a medical procedure in
Yana and Anna, supported by a family member, demonstrate against discrimination against trans people - and in support of equality
Kenya: The Missing Middle - Harm Reduction in East Africa Published on Monday, 04 May 2015 13:48 By Njihia Mbiritu
Global Fund Launches Human Rights Complaints Procedure Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 16:36 GENEVA – The Global Fund partnership
“Change the patent law and you will help us live longer” Our civil society partners take to the streets April
Malawi's Peter Mutharika raises marriage age Published on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 13:58 Malawi's President Peter Mutharika has approved a
Ten Reasons to Decriminalize Sex Work Published on Friday, 10 April 2015 17:17 Sex work is criminalized not only through
GENEVA, 9 April 2015—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomes confirmation by the Government of Belarus that it
Mbabane, Swaziland - Nokwanda Dlamini* was 14 when she tested positive for HIV. Too sick to go to school and on
By Eva Cossé "I haven't felt greater shame than when they caught us." That's what Georgia told me as she recalled
Kenya court urges change to law criminalizing women who pass HIV to baby Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:59
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Zero Discrimination Day is an international call for freedom, equality and ending exclusion. This day, and every other day, for
National Coalition Releases Principles for HIV Criminal Law Reform Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 13:27 February 27, 2015 –
Bangkok – A landmark regional dialogue convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week in Bangkok provided a
Caitlin Wiesen, Chief of Regional Policy and Programme for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP, gives opening remarks at the Launch
This handbook was written by a team of legal experts and reviewed by community activists working for improving the human
In 21st Century No One Should Die For Lack Of Access To Medicines, Participants At UN Forum Say Published on
Intellectual property rights are hindering access to medicines by maintaining monopolies and high prices, according to speakers at an annual
THE CONFESSIONS of the 40-year-old man who went on a "deliberate spree to infect as many other people as possible"
When Justine Badaru a 38 year old, resident of Kijogoro Parish, Miirya Sub County, Masindi district lost her husband to
This week, the Law Commission – which reviews areas of the law in England and Wales that have become unduly complicated, outdated
Kathmandu, Nepal – Transgender people and hijra activists from South Asia called for more evidence-informed policy and laws to improve
A Mid-Term Evaluation report has been released on the "Strengthening Regional and National Legislative Environments to Support the Human Rights
Court Demands U.S. Government Stop Applying Pledge to U.S. Public Health Groups and Foreign Affiliates WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United
Bangkok, Thailand – Government delegates, leading civil society voices and UN partners gathered in Bangkok this week to review progress
Today 30 people representing the most prominent HIV and legal organizations in China participated in a UNDP-led consultation on HIV-related
Islamabad, Pakistan – A new report, jointly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Country Team and
Islamabad, Pakistan – A new report, jointly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Country Team and
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday reaffirmed his opposition to laws that criminalize homosexuality. "I staunchly oppose the criminalization of
The United Nations Country Team in Malaysia has published a new report, entitled Review and Consultation on the Policy and
The legislature's Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee yesterday approved a series of draft amendments to the HIV Infection Control
The Elton John AIDS Foundation is funding a University of Toronto study into how recent changes to Canada's refugee policies
In 2009, I had the privilege of speaking at the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility on Staten Island, New York, at
IT is ignorance that fuels stigmatization of People Living With HIV, Aids (PLWHA), exposing them to ridicule, disgrace, verbal, physical
New Law to Combat Discrimination Against Venezuelans with HIV/AIDS Published on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 14:44 Santa Elena de Uairen,
18 February, 2014 Dear Media Leaders in Uganda: We are writing to you regarding a matter of urgent concern. As
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is leveraging its role under two multi-country programmes funded by the Global Fund to
THE island country of Palau located in the western Pacific Ocean has become the latest to decriminalise male homosexuality. There
Ghana is instituting a law to address HIV and AIDS related stigma, discrimination and human rights abuses of persons living
HIV-positive women sue Kenya government and NGOs over sterilisation Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 10:59 Médecins sans Frontières (France)
Inextricable links: HIV and human rights Published on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 17:05 The AIDS epidemic has been characterized by
Guatemala, 4 de diciembre de 2014 - La Iniciativa Mundial Ciudades, VIH y Justicia fue acogida el día de hoy
The Lancet, Volume 383, Issue 9919, Pages 783 - 784, 1 March 2014   Ashton Barnett-Vanes Homosexuality is criminalised in
Middle East/North Africa HIV Rise Published on Monday, 01 December 2014 13:28 DUBAI, 1 December 2014 (IRIN) - Rates of
The current Ebola crisis reminds us that fighting communicable diseases requires behaviour change, engaging communities, partnerships with government and civil
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December: On this World AIDS Day,
The Global Commission on HIV and the Law was established in 2010 to identify and analyse the complex framework of
On 1st of December, 2014, people around the globe will come together for World AIDS Day, but what does this
Civil Society reacts to the release of Nurse Rosemary Namubiru Published on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:32 (Kampala) Today civil
The High Court in Kampala has rejected an appeal from Rosemary Namubiru, who was convicted in May 2014 for negligently exposing a child to
The U.S. State Department says it is both "dismayed" and "deeply concerned" by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's signing of a
On the 4th of October 2014, a Consultation on Police and HIV was held in Amsterdam. The Consultation came about
"Thirty years into the HIV epidemic we still have major discrimination and stigma related to HIV, as well as laws
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Drafters of a revised anti-gay law want parliament to pass it in time to be a "Christmas
Media-Driven Stigma Continues With New HIV Criminalization Case Published on Monday, 10 November 2014 11:31 Despite the immense progress made
Positive Women: Exposing Injustice Published on Friday, 07 November 2014 07:59 Women's voices have rarely been heard on this important
Nepal: Draft Criminal Code prohibiting infectious disease transmission singles out people with HIV and Hepatitis B Published on Monday, 03
Windhoek-Today the Namibian Supreme Court affirmed that HIV-positive women have been forcibly sterilised in public hospitals in Namibia. "This decision
On 29-30 October, 2014 a Conclusive Regional Dialogue on HIV, Rights and Universal Access in Eastern Europe was held in
Bangkok/Los Angeles - In a recent survey of sexual and gender minorities in Nepal over 60 percent of respondents reported
In Africa, the HIV epidemic has raised and continues to raise new and complex legal and human rights' issues and
HIV legal review pushes case for reform, new laws Published on Monday, 13 October 2014 08:00 People living with HIV
On Human Rights Day (10 December), Jean Claude Kamwenbusa reports on how the criminalisation of same sex relationships in Burundi
UNAIDS, AIDS Data Hub, UNODC, UNFPA and UNDP have recently published an infographic (see below) capturing the situation of punitive
Media release: Consultation on Police and HIV announces Amsterdam Declaration Published on Monday, 06 October 2014 15:59 Media Release Amsterdam
Kampala (AFP) - Uganda's president on Friday signalled he is having second thoughts over tough anti-homosexuality legislation, arguing the east
A High-level Roundtable on Gender Identity, Rights and the Law was held in Hong Kong on 2 October. The High-level
On 29-30 September 2014, the 12th Meeting of the Network of Parliamentarians on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was held in
NAY PYI TAW, 24 September 2014-A national HIV legal review report, launched in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw , calls
In South Africa, Sex Workers Arm Themselves with the Law Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:02 The criminalization of
I have lived and worked in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for most of my professional life. As a human
When Uganda President Yoweri Museveni visited the White House during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit last month, a high court had just overturned
Back in the 1990s, Uganda was seen as a success story in the fight against the AIDS epidemic. HIV infection
Gambia Passes Anti-Gay Bill Imposing Life Imprisonment For Some Same-Sex Acts Published on Monday, 08 September 2014 09:56 ABIDJAN, Ivory
HIV Prevention Act Angers Ugandan AIDS Activists Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 09:43 KAMPALA—Uganda's president recently signed the HIV
International Bar Association Council Resolution on Criminal Laws - Repeal of Criminal Laws that Impose Penalties Relating to Certain Sexual
Botswana's High Court orders government to provide foreign prisoners with HIV treatment after legal battle. Botswana's High Court has ordered
I have been working for several years with policy- and law-makers to support a rights-based response to HIV and contribute
Oakland, CA – Congresswoman Barbara Lee, co-chair of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus and member of the Appropriations Committee's subcommittee of
BANGKOK, 14 August 2014 (IRIN) - Dorian Wilde, 26, an activist from Malaysia, was thrilled to be invited to the
One of the biggest policy decisions on health and medicine regulation in Africa is under discussion in Dar es Salaam,
Today, I joined in breathing the collective sigh of relief heaved by LGBTI individuals and human rights activists present in
Gay rights campaigners in Uganda and around the world are celebrating a decision by the country's constitutional court to strike
New law in the Comoros strengthens protection for people living with HIV Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014 14:08 Law
Joseph J Amon Since the start of the HIV pandemic, epidemiology has provided critical insights into the natural history of HIV infection,
Watch the Honourable Michael Kirby, visiting professorial fellow at UNSW Australia, talk about how the law impacts HIV below. Michael
By Dr. Mark Dybul and Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG This week, thousands of people from all over the world
Michael Kirby’s Challenge: Intellectual Property, HIV/AIDS, and Human Rights Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 09:33 By Matthew Rimmer In
Around the world, sex workers and people who use drugs report that police are often a major impediment to accessing
Myanmar CSOs Provide Input to Draft Intellectual Property Law to Ensure Affordable Medicines Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:57
On 16-18 July 2014, UNDP organized an expert group meeting on 'Gaps, traps and opportunities: Exploring access to justice and
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued guidance to help end HIV criminalization – the use of criminal law
11 JULY 2014 ¦ GENEVA - Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex
The policy changes in Bangladesh and the judicial decisions in Nepal, Pakistan, and India which legally recognize a third gender
While the world has witnessed recent declines in AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections, AIDS continues to present a serious
The report of the National Dialogue on HIV and the Law for the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been
In the lead-up to AIDS 2014, ten powerful thought-provoking films from seven countries over three days (18, 19 and 21 July
In a 60-page statement, Dr. Ilan Meyer, a social epidemiologist at the Williams Institute, countered claims that Russia's ban on
EDMONTON — When HIV-AIDS first hit North America in the 1980s, diagnosis almost always meant early death. As the virus
Targeting those 'responsible for abuses, corruption and anti-gay law', the US cancels military exercise and restricts visas and aid The
Indian transgender healthcare challenges Published on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 09:25 Ignorance and neglect in medical profession compounds widespread discrimination
Historically, involuntary sterilization, as a means of achieving genetic 'strength' and implementing population control policies, has involved serious human rights
Statement by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network June 4, 2014 — We are profoundly disappointed that the federal government has
The Meeting of Regional Economic Communities on implementation of the African Union Roadmap on Shared Responsibility and Global Solidarity for
The Asia-Pacific High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on Assessment of Progress against Commitments in the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and the Millennium
On 27-28 May, 2014, the AU Convened the AIDS Watch Africa Experts' Consultative Committee Meeting in Mauritania which was inaugurated
The Africa Forum on HIV and the Law is a Forum that deliberates over issues of law and human rights
By Jenny Lei Ravelo Three months after it was signed by President Yoweri Museveni, the real implications of Uganda’s controversial
The HIV Prevention and AIDS Control Act was passed by the Ugandan Parliament on 13 May 2014. We have learned
––HIV-positive nurse sentenced to three years for workplace accident–– May 20, 2014––A Ugandan court has done the unthinkable: sentenced a
BRICS Ministers Join Forces For Access To Medicines Published on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 10:56 By Julia Fraser for Intellectual
New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a new guidebook today encouraging low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), implemented a global project to identify and document best practices undertaken by
After years of intensive debate and strong local and international advocacy against many of the problematic clauses found within Uganda’s omnibus HIV law, yesterday
In recent years, Argentinian society has made significant progress as relates to the full exercise of citizens' rights. However, sexually
Botswana has embarked on a process aimed at generating evidence to inform the HIV policy and related legal reviews that
Access to legal-aid services for people living with HIV and most vulnerable populations is central to a more effective response
Thirteen year-old Barbara Apire lives in Boroboro village, Adekokwok sub-county, in Lira district, Northern Uganda. Barbara's mother died of Aids-related
UNDP and UNFPA convened a meeting of experts on 24-26 April 2014 in New York to examine strategies to reflect
Indian Supreme Court To Reconsider Sodomy Ruling Published on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 13:49 "This is a bit of hope,"
The government of Mauritius commits to removing the current stay and residence restrictions for people living with HIV. During a
In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court today held that transgender persons are to be recognised as a third gender
A destructive wave of hatred against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender persons seems to be gaining force across Africa. In
Should prostitution be legal in Canada? People who think so look at New Zealand. "In New Zealand, the law is
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anti-gay laws and cultural attitudes are preventing the most vulnerable people accessing HIV/AIDS prevention and
BY MIRANDA LEITSINGER In 2006, a few years after Leslie Flaggs learned she had contracted HIV, she made a new friend
In many parts of the world, women's rights to land and property are systematically denied. Women have fewer or less
Burma's homosexuality law 'undermining HIV and Aids fight' Published on Friday, 21 March 2014 13:25 A law criminalising "unnatural" sex
Gaborone, 18 March – In another important legal victory for human rights in Botswana, the High Court in Gaborone yesterday
Congresswomen Lee, Bass, and Holmes Norton, CBC, Anti-LGBT Legislation Worldwide Published on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 09:50 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HIV transmission bill moves through House committee with revised criminal penalties Published on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 17:08 DES MOINES,
WASHINGTON — Luiz Loures, deputy director of UNAIDS and assistant secretary general of the United Nations, said Wednesday that UNAIDS
A Coalition of more than 50 civil society organisations (Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law) advocating for
Group Growing up in Iowa, I was often judged solely on appearance. In stores, strangers would make karate-chop gestures at
The Honourable Michael Kirby, who previously served on the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, has been featured in
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2014 Contact: Carrie Adams (202) 225-2661 Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement
The world's nations have begun talks ahead of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016. This
Lusaka, 25 February – After a lengthy legal process, the renowned Zambian human rights and HIV activist, Paul Kasonkomona, was
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's signing of the Anti-Homosexuality bill into law is a deeply worrying infringement on the human rights
UNDP has supported the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in the development of a resource, "Effective Laws to End HIV and
PRESS RELEASE 560 civil society organisations and 94 researchers tell the European Parliament to reject a report on prostitution by
UNAIDS is deeply concerned about a bill in Uganda that would further toughen punishments against gay men. The controversial bill,
The Week of Transgender Visibility recently took place in Porto Alegre, Brazil, with three days of events and initiatives supported
HIV-Positive Nurse Tried by Media Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 21:43 ––Uganda’s first court case dealing with criminalization of
Fiona Clark Several countries are introducing anti-gay laws and homophobia seems to be increasing in nations usually thought of as
The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) is excited to announce the launch of its new website!
Dear Colleagues, As you know, the Global Commission on HIV and the Law issued its report, HIV and the Law:
This morning, the Decriminalisation of Homosexuality Bill passed the local Parliament of the northern part of Cyprus. The northern part
Dozens Arrested for Being Gay in North Nigeria Published on Monday, 13 January 2014 14:22 By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press
UNDP's HIV, Health & Development Group is pleased to launch a Discussion Paper on Transgender Health & Human Rights prepared
Judging the epidemic: A judicial handbook on HIV, human rights and the law Published on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 02:33
On December 26, 2013 the President of the United States Barack Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act
On Tuesday 17 December, the Senate of Nigeria adopted the 'Same-sex marriage (prohibition) bill', criminalising displays of affection, people in
Health and Human Rights Organizations Applaud Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Unjust Sex Work Laws Published on Friday, 20 December
Bangkok – Across Asia, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people continue to face rights violations because of their
On 11 December 2013, the Supreme Court of India overruled the 4-year old decision of the Delhi High Court, which
NSWP is publishing the results of a global consultation exercise, carried out with our members in every region, and now
Representatives from government, academia and community based organisations met in Beijing this week for a consultation on HIV and the
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt a cruel blow to lakhs of homosexuals, many of whom had started living together
Santo Domingo.— El Consejo Nacional para el VIH y el Sida (CONAVIHSIDA) y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para
The South Asia Regional Advocacy Framework and Resource Guide was developed to assist organizations in South Asia to work together on advocacy
HRW: Cambodia: Drug Centers Detain, Abuse ‘Undesirables’ Published on Monday, 09 December 2013 11:42 Officials Should Be Held to Account
Activists in the fight against HIV/AIDS are hopeful that a new piece of legislation being introduced Monday will get bipartisan
On this World AIDS Day, I am more optimistic than ever. Much of the world is accelerating progress in responding
English: Latin America shows encouraging trend to decriminalize HIV transmission As the world commemorates World AIDS Day, UNAIDS and UNDP
HIV non-disclosure laws don't work in fighting AIDS Published on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:43 The former Australian High Court
The Minister of Justice and Human Rights and the Congolese Organisation of People living with HIV (UCOP+) organised on the
As a follow up to the report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, UNDP has launched a
REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act would encourage states to repeal outdated laws WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a
The Judgement came after successful litigation by Julius Juma who is a KELIN trained pro–bono advocate. He was part of
HIV and adolescents: Guidance for HIV testing and counselling and care for adolescents living with HIV Published on Tuesday, 26
Today, KELIN with the support of AIDS Fonds is conducting a capacity building workshop to scale up access to justice
Bangkok – A report from four Asian countries reveals serious gaps in the legal means of protection of the rights
Impact of Laws on Youth’s Access to Sexual Health Services – Study Release Published on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 18:00
HRI launches new resources focused on women who inject drugs and the overlap between sex work and drug use at
Canada: Nova Scotia court acquits young man with undetectable viral load of aggravated sexual assault for HIV non-disclosure despite no
Women in Kenya have in the past experienced inequality, discrimination, sexual and domestic violence which are often enshrined or condoned
A manual on HIV and human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, entitled Le VIH/SIDA et les droits
Este estudio tuvo como objetivo analizar la calidad de atención y la existencia o no de discriminación en los servicios
Human Rights Groups Call For an End to Botswana Anti-Sex Work Campaign Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 15:11 Following reports that
In Kenya, human rights violations have a marked impact on the health of people living with HIV. Integrating legal literacy
Abstract Efforts to mitigate stigma and discrimination have been central to the national response to HIV in Brazil, a country
Without a doubt there has been great progress in the AIDS response. The numbers tell us that the overall rates
Johannesburg, November 7 – In a landmark pronouncement for women's rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR)
The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health, is
NAIROBI, 31st October 2013. Eminent judges and magistrates from several countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have just concluded the
As the HIV epidemic continues to affect millions of people in developing countries especially in Africa, judiciary is now being
"Prejudice and lack of knowledge regarding what AIDS is, this is the real problem", said Mr. Dani Rudnicki, brazilian lawyer,
Sweden: Court of Appeal acquits ‘HIV exposure’ case, recognises National Board of Health and Welfare endorsement of ‘Swiss statement’, Minister
Over Fifty judicial officers from Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda & Zambia will participate in
Compendium of Judgment for Judicial Dialogue on HIV, Human Rights and the Law in East and Southern Africa Published on
Nay Pyi Taw – More than 30 parliamentarians in Myanmar explored how to use global mechanisms and strengthen national laws
The NEPAD Agency in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the organisational support of US-Food and Drugs Administration
New publication addresses human rights challenges in the Caribbean Published on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:20 A book exploring the
OSF has published a series of civil society briefing papers highlighting the key issues addressed in the Global Commission on
New film: The Time Has Come Published on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 03:27 ARC International recently released a 30 minute
GENEVA, 21 October 2013—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomes the recent lifting of all restrictions on entry,
On 3 October 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held that the failure by the Greek Court of
National Reviews and Multisectoral Consultations on Policy and Legal Barriers to Effective HIV Responses Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2013
By Alex McClelland In recent years, the criminalization of HIV transmission, exposure and non-disclosure has become a hot topic among
An Analysis of Patent, Competition and Medicines Law This study focuses on policy options available to South Africa through reform
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has played a pivotal role in the Asia-Pacific region in addressing the needs of
On 7 and 8 October 2013 the First International Meeting on Human Rights and Gender Identity was convened in Cochabamba,
A Spanish language version of the Toolkit: Scaling Up HIV-related Legal Services has been released. The Toolkit has been adapted
UNDP Thailand has released a new documentary which tells the story of Apiwat, a man living with HIV. It's the
Senior UNDP policy advisors on Parliamentary Development and HIV, Health and Development, including Charles Chauvel, former Commissioner of the Global
A programme in India may have saved around 600,000 people from becoming infected with HIV over the course of a
In a promising turn of events, the Kenya Anti counterfeit Agency (ACA) has agreed to review the term “counterfeiting” as defined in
Last month, a five-year legal struggle ended with a landmark victory for women's rights in Botswana. The country's highest court
HIV and the law: Protecting the rights of people living with HIV in Ukraine Published on Thursday, 19 September 2013
Civil society cautions SADC leaders against mandatory HIV testing Published on Friday, 13 September 2013 14:33 Windhoek, 22 August 2013 -
The HIV Justice Network has today released a new documentary, More HARM Than GOOD: How overly broad HIV criminalisation is hurting
New York, 5 September 2013—Experts this week called for new measures to get costly, life-saving HIV drugs to some 16
New Resource: Ending and Defending Against HIV Criminalization - A Manual for Advocates Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 13:58
Caribbean sex workers coalition calls for an end to discrimination against sex workers; urges transgender recognition Published on Monday, 02
Representatives of Injecting Drug Users (IDUs), male and female sex workers will discuss with members of the County Executive Committee,
Q: Why do you think it’s important to work on human rights, stigma and discrimination issues in the context of
IDPC Briefing Paper - HIV prevention among people who use drugs in East Africa Published on Thursday, 29 August 2013
Creating Enabling Legal Environments: Conducting National Reviews and Multi-Sector Consultations on Legal and Policy Barriers to HIV Services aims to
Historic Ruling Confirms LGBTI Rights as Internationally Recognized August 14, 2013, Springfield, MA – Today, in a first-of-its kind case brought
Eric Ohena Lembembe, Executive Director of the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS (CAMFAIDS), was found dead at his home on 15 July
Law enforcers from six countries commit to protect rights of people living with HIV Published on Tuesday, 23 July 2013
The United States is closer than ever before in ensuring that their HIV-specific laws are reviewed and amended in order
“Ending HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria is not going to be easy, not going to be quick, and not going to
Laws which safeguard dignity, health and justice are essential to effective HIV responses. This was one of the main messages
Kyiv, 27 June: UNDP and the Ukrainian Parliament today brought together leaders of civil society, government and international organizations to
A key determinant of middle-income countries meeting their health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be their ability to sustain and
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it is a violation of the First Amendment for the federal government to force
Civil society members, legal aid service providers and human rights lawyers collaborate to improve legal literacy and access to legal
The National AIDS Program, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
By Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria New research shows that a highly
By Catherine Saez, Intellectual Property Watch World Trade Organization members today reached a draft decision on a request put forward by
Special Report–The 43rd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) was held in Antigua, Guatemala, between 4th and
Bangkok – Some 30 judges from the highest national courts from 16 countries in Asia and the Pacific met in
Thirty judges from sixteen Asia Pacific nations have met in Thailand to discuss how they can create a more supportive
Launched today at the UNDP, ICJ and UNAIDS Judicial Dialogue on HIV, Human Rights and Law in Bangkok: As noted
Civil society members, legal aid service providers and human rights lawyers team up to improve access to legal services. Chisinau,
The South African Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has investigated the legislative response to sex work by examining evidence from
Human rights are essential for the response to HIV. "Right to health is right to life” - with this motto a high
egal protections are unevenly enforced and human rights violations persist for people living with HIV in Asia and the Pacific.
Countries in Asia and the Pacific have put in place laws to provide legal protections against HIV-related human rights violations;
Co-signed by the following members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy: George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State, United States,
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is seeking to curb efforts to exempt the world's poorest countries from expansive trade rules
"The Riddle", a video produced by the UN Human Rights Office, asks the question, "What exists in every corner of
Message from UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé GENEVA, 17 May 2013—More than 30 years ago, gay men lit the first
Press Release Quezon City, 17 May 2013 – Experts and youth from East and Southeast Asia called on the government
Helen Clark: Statement for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Published on Friday, 17 May 2013 08:35 Creating a safe
El viernes 5 de abril, en el edificio anexo del Palacio Legislativo, se lanzó el Diálogo sobre VIH y derechos
Following up on the recommendations made by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, the Secretary of Justice and
May 7, 2013 Contacts: Carrie Adams (Lee) – (202) 225-2661; Alex Cruz (Ros-Lehtinen) – (202) 225-3931 Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (
22-26 April 2013, Malawi - Malawi held an HIV Law Retreat, convened by the Department of Nutrition, HIV & AIDS
24 April 2013, Mozambique - The Government of Mozambique submitted an amended HIV Law to Parliament for consideration which removed
April 22, 2013 Contact: Carrie Adams (202) 225-2661 Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee issued the following statement as the Supreme
Government, CSOs and community representatives from Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu met in Fiji
15 April 2013, Seychelles - Seychelles completes its National Legal Environment Assessment in the first quarter of 2013 and has
New York — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently launched a New Funding Model aimed at increasing strategic investments, achieving greater
3-4 April 2013, Accra, Ghana - The National Policy Dialogue on Human Rights, HIV and Law in Ghana was convened
On 6 December 2012, UNDP in partnership with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the United Kingdom All Party Parliamentary Group
12 March 2013, Johannesburg - The first meeting of the Africa Forum to follow up on the recommendations of the
By Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Ruth Dreifuss This week, representatives from many nations will gather at the annual meeting of the
Helen Clark: UN must not backtrack on women's reproductive rights Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013 02:04 Head of UN
27-28 February 2013, Johannesburg - An orientation and Planning Workshop organised in Johannesburg to orient the UNDP Country Office Focal
Press release Failure to extend the transition period for least-developed countries to become fully compliant with the TRIPS Agreement could
JVR Prasada Rao: Separating consent from exploitation Published on Sunday, 24 February 2013 08:56 JVR Prasada Rao February 24, 2013
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of
Washington, D.C.—In response to the announcement that the President’s Advisory Council on AIDS (PACHA) Resolution on Ending Federal and State
The 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women accepted for publication a Statement calling for the
Bangkok - The United Nations Development Programme’s Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC) has signed a US $16.7 million Grant Agreement with
In a move significant to the global AIDS response and the implementation of the recommendations of the Global Commission on
One of the most famous novelists in the English language was Charles Dickens.  One of his greatest novels is a
At present 32 states and two territories within the United States have HIV-specific criminal laws in place. Convictions under these
National Dialogue on HIV & the Law in Costa Rica, 29-30 November 2012 Published on Friday, 30 November 2012 03:24
2 November 2012 - News reports have confirmed that the Government of Indonesia, with the signing of a Decree by President
In the balance - HIV and the law Published on Monday, 12 November 2012 06:20 By Dr. Shereen El Feki
UNDP Regional Service Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa organised a regional meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa (24-25 October 2012)
In October 2012, the first ever national conference on HIV and law was held. This was a multi-stakeholder forum to
18 October 2012, Bangkok - Nearly all countries of Asia and the Pacific criminalize some aspects of sex work. Criminalization increases
On 17 October 2012, Cebu, a city in the southern part of the Philippines, set a historic precedence in the
Joint partnership means 10,000 police will receive HIV stigma prevention education in Thailand Published on Monday, 17 September 2012 09:50
On 3 September 2012, the government of Indonesia took an important step to expand access to medicines and help save
26 July 2012 - Commissioner JVR Prasada Rao spoke with James Chau on CCTV News during the International AIDS Conference
How good laws help, and bad laws hamper, the global response to HIV. 24 July 2012 - I was sitting
11 July 2012 - Laws should make things better. Sadly, as we stand at the precipice of finally ending AIDS,
24 July 2012 - Thirty years since the discovery of HIV, we know more than ever about the approaches, tools
13 July 2012, a few days after the launch of the Global Commission’s Report 'HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights
NEW YORK, 9 July 2012 - Punitive laws and human rights abuses are costing lives, wasting money and stifling the
Media Advisory: High-level commission to unveil report on how bad laws are stifling the global AIDS response & how good
GENEVA, 22 June 2012—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) applauds the legislative reforms by the Republic of Moldova
May 2012 - There is an epidemic of HIV, and with it an epidemic of bad laws -- laws that
Launch of Regional Dialogue Resources! Published on Friday, 15 June 2012 05:19 On International Human Rights Day, Mr. Fernando Henrique
The National Dialogue on HIV and the Law in El Salvador was held on 12-13 June 2012 with the participation
The Regional Dialogue on HIV and the Law that was organized in Sao Paulo in 2011 generated genuine interest among
A National Dialogue on HIV and the Law was held on 5-6 December 2011, in Panama City, Panama. The national
Across the region, people living with HIV and populations at higher risk of exposure to HIV including men who have
The National Dialogue on Human Rights, HIV and the Law in Belize was organized and led by a national umbrella
A satellite session on HIV and the Law took place in Moscow, Russia, on 11 October 2011, during the High
Judicial Sensitisation on HIV and the Law in the Caribbean, 6 October 2011 On 6 October 2011, the United Nations