News from around the world…
In brief, here is recent news from countries with anti-LGBTI laws. These items are excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news:
UNAIDS released a new five year strategy to end the AIDS epidemic that calls for the removal of 76+ countries’ laws against same-sex sexual relations.
The new strategy aligns with the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and incorporates human rights based approach to development. While UNAIDS acknowledges the strategy to be ‘bold and ambitious,’ some are calling it a ‘breath of fresh air’ and ‘remarkable.’
The strategy recognizes sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, calls for comprehensive sexuality education, and the removal of ‘punitive laws, policies and practices that block an effective AIDS response, including travel restrictions and mandatory testing, and those related to HIV transmission, same-sex sexual relations, sex work and drug use.’
With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, governments need a solid framework…
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