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When Sexual Rights Are Neglected, HIV Infection in Zambia Prisons Goes up

Region: Zambia

Topics: AutonomyDiseaseHealthHuman RightsLegal RightsSexuality & Gender

Advocates for prisoners’ rights say condoms and conjugal visits would help. But authorities say any kind of holistic solution is beyond the system’s reach — for many reasons.

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‘I Was Ready’: Would-be Ugandan Parents Denied Adoptions Because of Sexuality

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsPowerSexuality & Gender

Otherwise qualified parents have their hopes of family dashed because of a ban on homosexuality — and pervasive homophobic attitudes. Some find ways to adopt anyway; others simply give up.

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Paralegals Help Their Transgender Peers Get Justice in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: Legal RightsSexuality & Gender

In Uganda, transgender people can be charged with a number of different crimes. Now, a local group is training members of the trans community as paralegals to provide them with legal support and advice.

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Members of the LGBT Community in DRC Face Violence and Excommunication

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Sexuality & Gender

Homosexuality is not illegal in DRC, but members of the LGBT community are routinely treated like criminals and harassed by members of the community. A local human rights organization is working on improving tolerance and encouraging people to formally report cases of abuse.

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