19.10.09 Sex Work and Human Rights in Asia--2009. Video by the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) with interviews from the APNSW Human Rights workshop in Bangkok in July 2009, covering the key issues for sex workers' human rights in Asia. [see video].

26.06.09 Vice President Biden Announces Appointment of Withe House Advisor on Violence Against Women. Vice President Biden, the author of the landmark Violence Against Women Act, announced today the appointment of Lynn Rosenthal as the new White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. Ms. Rosenthal is one of the nation’s foremost experts in domestic violence policy, and has worked at the local, state and national levels to create an environment where violence against women is not ignored and perpetrators are held accountable. This is a newly created position at the White House, dedicated specifically to advising the President and Vice President on domestic violence and sexual assault issues. Download: English - Español

2009 ILGA Report on “State-Sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults”. ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association publishes the third edition of its report on State Sponsored Homophobia based on research by Daniel Ottosson. The report is a collection of legislation criminalizing consensual sexual acts between persons of the same sex in private over the age of consent. Download: English - Español

08.05.09 Survival of Infants Born to HIV-Positive Mothers, Uganda Case Study, Data comparing survival of formula-fed to breast-fed infants in programmatic settings are limited. We compared mortality and HIV-free of breast and formula-fed infants born to HIV-positive mothers in a program in rural, Rakai
District Uganda. Download: English - Español

08.05.09 The Rio Declaration: Global Symposium on Engaging Men and Boys on Achieving Gender Equality, Presentation We come from eighty countries. We are men and women, young and old, working side by side with
respect and shared goals. We are active in community organizations, faith-based and educational
institutions; we are representatives of governments, NGOs and the United Nations...
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05.03.09 “Women, HIV and Human Rights – the crisis of criminalization”, Presentation by Alice Welbourn, PhD at the Meeting on Women and AIDS, The House of Commons, Westminster, 4 March 2009. Download: English - Español

02.03.09 AIDS and gender equality: a time for new paradigms. Michel Sidibé's speech at the Opening of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Fifty-third Session, United Nations. Download: English - Español

02.03.09 Statement on Criminalization of HIV Transmission and Exposure. This statement by the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights is issued to support the recent documents and their recommendations against overly broad criminalization of HIV exposure and/or transmission. These documents recognize that, in the overwhelming majority of cases, applying criminal law to HIV transmission or exposure does more harm than good. Download: English - Español

05.01.09 Recommendations Brief to Michel Sidibe UNAIDS Executive Director. On paper, the place of human rights in the response to HIV is well established. Under the leadership of Jonathan Mann and Peter Piot, WHO’s Global Programme on AIDS and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/ AIDS (UNAIDS) have highlighted the essential role of human rights in the response. However, for many reasons, now more than ever, the UNAIDS Executive Director and UNAIDS need to devote even greater attention to human rights in the response to HIV. Such increased attention is necessary to attain universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, itself a human rights imperative. Download: English - Español

01.12.08 Malaysian AIDS Council and Malaysian Positive Network (myPlus). Mandatory HIV testing does more harm than good. Today on World AIDS Day, as we reflect on how to simultaneously prevent more people becoming infected with HIV and meet the needs and protect the human rights of people living with HIV, we call for renewed leadership in eradicating stigma, discrimination and human rights violations associated with HIV. [download pdf]

19.09.08 Proceedings from the second day, 19thSeptember 2008, in the matter of Naz Foundation (India) Trust v. Government of NCT, Delhiand Others, Writ Petition (Civil) No. 7455 of 2001 being heard by the Delhi High Court. [download pdf]

12.09.08 LETTER TO MS. JAMESINA KING, CHAIRPERSON, HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF SIERRA LEONE. The International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW) is the only international network of women living with HIV/AIDS with membership in Africa, including West, East, and Southern Africa. We are writing today, with the support of our allies, to express our concerns about Sierra Leone’s Prevention and Control of HIV and AIDS Act of 2007 (HIV and AIDS Act) as it pertains to women and girls. [download pdf]

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