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Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017Farhana Khera

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Police and HIV Prevention: A Crucial Partnership

July 18, 2014 | Sanjay Patil

Sex workers and people who use drugs bear the brunt of new HIV infections. But a novel approach to law enforcement is changing this.

Police, Overdose, and Moral Responsibility

August 15, 2012 | Roxanne Saucier, Azzi Momenghalibaf

In many countries, people who use drugs are compelled to make the harsh choice between saving a friend who is overdosing and risking arrest.

Forced Sterilization Is Torture

April 27, 2012 | Hailey Flynn
More than a thousand people marched along the streets of Taksim Square in Istanbul to demand full economic, political, and human rights for women.

Case Watch: UN Holds Kazakhstan Accountable in Uighur Extradition Case

April 18, 2012 | Matthew Windsor
The Human Rights Committee affirmed that the prohibition on the return of asylum-seekers to torture and the prospect of the death penalty is not subject to balancing based on alleged threats to national security.

Preventing Drug Overdose Is Key in Fight Against AIDS

December 12, 2011 | Roxanne Saucier

For many people living with HIV, the risk of overdose presents a more imminent threat than AIDS-related illness. Despite this fact, donors and governments are slow to adopt overdose prevention measures as part of their AIDS programs. It's time for a wake-up call.

The Global Fund at a Crossroads: Recommendations for the Next Five Years

September 23, 2011 | Shannon Kowalski

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is set to review recommendations that, if adopted, could fundamentally change the way the Global Fund does business.

Where Is the WHO Leadership on Hepatitis C Treatment?

July 28, 2011 | Azzi Momenghalibaf

On World Hepatitis Day, civil society groups are asking the World Health Organization to help save lives by demanding less expensive hepatitis C treatment medicines.

Hepatitis C: A Viral Time Bomb

July 26, 2011 | Azzi Momenghalibaf

Although hepatitis C is curable, most patients outside of the developed world are unable to access treatment, due largely in part to prohibitive pricing of lifesaving medicines.

Studying Anthropology in Mongolia

June 29, 2011 | Luis Montero

In Mongolia, a landlocked country in Asia of just over 2.7 million people, studying anthropology is still considered a relatively new phenomenon.

What Do Torture and Drugs Have in Common?

June 24, 2011 | Roxanne Saucier

Over the past decade, governments have increasingly turned to arbitrary detention, cruelty, and even torture in order to combat drug abuse.