Off the Map: How HIV/AIDS Programming is Failing Same-Sex Practicing People in Africa
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission's (IGLHRC) report Off the Map, supported by SHARP, explores the ways in which HIV/AIDS stakeholders are denying basic human rights to same-sex practicing people in Africa and potentially jeopardizing overall efforts to combat the AIDS epidemic. The report describes how same-sex desire and behavior have been criminalized in Africa, and looks at the small but important body of knowledge regarding same-sex transmission of HIV on the continent. The report shows that same-sex practicing men and women are at increased risk of contracting HIV not solely because of bio-sexual vulnerabilities, but as a result of an interlocking set of human rights violations that prevent access to effective HIV prevention, voluntary counseling and testing, treatment, and care. IGLHRC offers a set of detailed recommendations for African governments, foreign donors, international private voluntary organizations, and domestic AIDS service organizations designed to assist HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation efforts among same-sex practicing people as well as in the broader community.
Protecting Civil Society
Defending Frontline Activists in South Africa
Increasingly, people willing to stand up for environmental and social justice in South Africa are being met with violence. A new Open Society fund will support these brave and vulnerable advocates for change.
A Global Movement
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Investing in people
Supporting Smallholder Farmers against Big Agriculture
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