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Official registration of key populations organizations opens doors for funding and sustainable HIV responses

Local community groups working with populations vulnerable to HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa are making inroads into obtaining official recognition by their governments, which is expanding opportunities for increased funding and ensuring a more substantial, and needed, role in national HIV responses in the region. Globally, new HIV infections are on…
Staff Writer
Nov 30, 2018
Focus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsHuman RightsMalawiNewsSex Worker Rights

NEWS RELEASE: HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS CELEBRATE MALAWI’S ADOPTION OF AMENDED HIV LAW THAT REMOVES RIGHTS-INFRINGING PROVISIONS

Lilongwe - On Tuesday, 28 November, Malawi Members of Parliament voted to reject coercive and criminalising provisions that threatened human rights in a long-deliberated HIV (Prevention and Management) Bill. Activists and people living with and affected by HIV celebrated outside Parliament after having protested for months against rights-infringing provisions in…
Staff Writer
Nov 29, 2017
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NEWS RELEASE: SUPREME COURT OF ZIMBABWE SETS ASIDE HIGH COURT DECISION TO REFUSE PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION BY SEXUAL RIGHTS CENTRE

On Tuesday, 28 November 2017, the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe set aside the decision of the High Court of Zimbabwe, in which the High Court refused the Sexual Rights Centre (SRC) in Bulawayo the right to hold a peaceful demonstration. The purpose of the peaceful demonstration was to create public…
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Nov 28, 2017
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SALC IN THE NEWS: MALAWI RIGHTS BODIES DEFY CRIMINALISING THE TRANSMISSION OF HIV: BILL DEEPLY FLAWED

Nyasa Times By Alfred Chauwa Stakeholders have described the new HIV and AIDS Bill as ‘a bad law’ and a disaster to happen as it is discriminatory and will impede the fight against AIDS. The bill includes mandatory HIV testing for pregnant women and their partners, and allows medical providers…
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Nov 2, 2017
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SIDE EVENT ON THE MARGINS OF THE 61ST ORDINARY SESSION OF THE ACHPR

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Commission) has recognised that the declassification and decriminalisation of petty offences is an important human rights issue. A Side Event on the Margins of the 61ST Ordinary Session of the ACHPR has been scheduled as follows: DATE: 2 November 2017 TIME: 13h15…
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Oct 31, 2017