HIV in Ghana: Progress toward protecting vulnerable gays

Fighting HIV in Ghana…


Human rights abuses complicate fight against HIV/Aids

GhanaWeb and reported on Oct. 3 and 4:

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has asked policy makers to formulate policies to end human rights abuses against gays, commercial sex workers and other vulnerable groups in society.

The centre noted that the practice of widespread discrimination and stigmatisation, particularly, against persons living with HIV, hinders the efforts of such vulnerable groups to access health care.

Francis Tsegah (Photo courtesy of Ghana Biz Portal) Francis Tsegah (Photo courtesy of Ghana Biz Portal)

A senior fellow at CDD-Ghana, Francis Tsegah, [Ghana’s former ambassador to Spain] said at a stakeholder meeting that despite the number of UN conventions on fundamental humans prohibiting sexual identity or orientation, countries still considered issues relating to rights of vulnerable groups as unimportant.

“The situation of key populations, such as commercial sex workers and men sleeping with men are further compounded when religious leaders and politicians pander…

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