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UN: More urgency needed in AIDS fight as funding fades

UN: More urgency needed in AIDS fight as funding fades

(Reuters) – The global fight against AIDS is stalling due to lower investment, marginalised communities missing vital health services, and new HIV infections rising in some parts, the United Nations warned on Tuesday. Global funding for the AIDS fight dropped off significantly in 2018 – by nearly $1 billion – as international donors gave less, […]

Opinion: The WHO says I don’t have a mental disorder, but in Japan government says I do

Opinion: The WHO says I don’t have a mental disorder, but in Japan government says I do

By Fumino Sugiyama, Tokyo Rainbow Pride On Monday, the World Health Assembly voted to approve the 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), a global manual of diagnostic codes for doctors. Among other changes, this version of the ICD removes the diagnosis of “Gender Identity Disorder (GID)”, meaning transgender people like me are […]

Georgia: ‘Silenced’ LGBT+ activists post coded messages

Georgia: ‘Silenced’ LGBT+ activists post coded messages

A thousand coloured stickers with messages against discrimination were posted across the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Friday (17th May) to highlight LGBT+ people’s struggle for acceptance in the conservative former Soviet republic. The initiative coincided with a global day against homophobia that local LGBT+ groups said they could not mark with street rallies because […]

China urged to take action on LGBT+ rights after backing UN changes

China urged to take action on LGBT+ rights after backing UN changes

China’s acceptance of the UN Human Rights Council’s recommendations on LGBT+ rights is a “milestone”, gay rights groups said on Thursday, urging Beijing to work with activists to tackle inequality. China this week agreed to five recommendations on LGBT+ issues made under the Council’s Universal Periodic Review, including adopting legislation banning discrimination within a year, […]

Kenya: Dozens of LGBT+ refugees fall sick at UN shelter

Kenya: Dozens of LGBT+ refugees fall sick at UN shelter

Dozens of LGBT+ refugees living in a shelter run by the United Nations in Kenya were taken to hospital after falling sick on Thursday, days after they complained of overcrowding and poor sanitation at the facility. About 40 refugees – including three children – were treated at a hospital on the outskirts of Nairobi after […]

WEF: Companies must commit to workplace equality – senior business leaders

WEF: Companies must commit to workplace equality – senior business leaders

Companies must commit to equality in the workplace or miss out on millennial LGBT+ talent, global business leaders warned on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Sander van ‘t Noordende, group chief executive of products at professional services company Accenture, said a corporate culture of equality was both a human rights […]

Kenya: LGBT+ refugees accuse UN of failing them

Kenya: LGBT+ refugees accuse UN of failing them

LGBT+ refugees in Kenya on Friday accused the United Nations of failing to provide adequate shelter and protection, after they were forced to flee attacks at a refugee camp, and relocated to an abandoned school on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) moved around 200 refugees – mostly from Uganda […]