A Joint Civil Society Analysis of the 2016 Political Declaration: On the Fast-Track to Accelerate the Fight against HIV and to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030
The 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS should have been a critical milestone. It was the opportunity for governments to elaborate how they intended to meet the ambitious target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 that they committed to as part of the Sustainable Development Goals just last year. In order…
Governments must act immediately to halt the spread of HIV among its young populations, and young people themselves must be at the center of these efforts. But young people thus far have been noticeably absent from the decision-making process, and not for lack of trying.
The declaration makes bold new commitments to realize human rights, address the drivers of HIV among women and girls, and give young people the information and services they need to better protect themselves from HIV. But it fails to address discrimination against and criminalization of key populations affected by HIV.
June 14, 2016 The International Women’s Health Coalition strongly condemns the horrific massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida this past weekend. Homophobia has a long and violent history in the United States and around the world. We must confront this brutality head on, and call it what it is: hatred. IWHC believes that…
This fall, the Obama Administration made a decision that seems to be a step forward for sexual rights. But is it?
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights recently reaffirmed the human rights of all Africans, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and explicitly condemned acts of discrimination and violence against LGBT individuals.
More than 60 feminists from 31 countries and 47 organizations gathered in upstate New York over three days to define a global feminist agenda for the next two years. The result is a bold call to action to world leaders.
Founded in 2005, PROMSEX is a leading player in the field of sexual and reproductive rights and health in Peru and Latin America. The organization aims to ensure access to safe and legal abortion, promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, ensure access to modern family planning methods, and prevent violence based on gender or sexual orientation.
Signed by 38 countries, the Montevideo Consensus is the most forward-looking document on sexual and reproductive health and rights ever agreed to at any diplomatic negotiation.
For many years, Brazil has widely been lauded for taking bold stands in support of the sexual rights and health of women and young people, especially when it comes to HIV and AIDS. But it now appears that this proud legacy of recognizing human rights for all is at risk.