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South American Youth Works for HIV Incidence

South American Youth Works for HIV Incidence

  • 14th May 2015
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From 21 to 23 April in Bogota (Colombia) took place the second workshop on advocacy for young leaders of the Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Jóvenes Positivos, with the support of the United Nations Population Fund. The results of the meeting included the launching of political advocacy and community mobilization plans for member countries, as only Brazil, Ecuador and Argentina count with established networks. For instance, members of the Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Jóvenes Positivos have decided to take action for the implementation of the law on comprehensive sexual education promulgated in 2006, which has been frozen for a long time. On the other hand, in Paraguay, the situation is a little bit different. Young people are seeking to promote the reform of the law on sexual education since the current does not meet the needs regarding sexual and reproductive health. Ecuador is not being left on…
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Central America refuses to equal rights for LGBT community

Central America refuses to equal rights for LGBT community

  • 14th May 2015
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In El Salvador, it seems that equal rights for the LGBT population is further away than ever. Recently, on 16 April, the Salvadoran Congress approved a constitutional reform that would prevent same-sex marriages and allow only the union between man and woman. On the other hand, in Honduras, despite having years debating the subject, the country has not advanced at all. Same is the case of Nicaragua, where this month the Government adopted a new family code, which while it improves and updates the rights of the population, it does not recognize same-sex marriage, and consequently, it closes the doors for adoption. Other Central American countries such as Guatemala, have also failed to achieve much progress on the issue. Apparently, equality of rights is not a relevant issue for many Central American Governments. They may have to spend several years or decades of movement for the rights of the homosexual…
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Virtual consultations of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Virtual consultations of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

  • 2nd May 2015
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It was recently announced the possible launch of the update process of the new strategy of the Global Fund, which, on this occasion, will include virtual discussion forums. The launch of the consultation was defined as “an alliance of the 21st century, which works closely with a wide range of partners, from Governments that run program, donors, civil society, international development organizations, the private sector, to the communities living with the three diseases or are affected by them”. This new update of the strategy seeks to take the maximum technology, and its speed to connect with any part of the world. Now more than ever the support will be in real time, allowing you to develop and implement effective programs based on evidence in order to accelerate the end of the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The online forum is an integral part of this wide consultation process. It…
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Argentina – The Government will prohibit HIV testing in the pre-employment examination

Argentina – The Government will prohibit HIV testing in the pre-employment examination

  • 2nd May 2015
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Thanks to a resolution of the Ministry of Labor that promotes new measures to prevent discrimination in access to work, HIV testing on the pre-employment examination is strictly prohibited. According to spokespersons from the Ministry of Labor, the resolution will be published in the Official Gazette in the coming days. Exact days are still unknown. The resolution was celebrated by several members of civil society, as it is the case of Fundación Huésped, an organization working in the care and HIV prevention. For years now, dozens of organizations and individuals have been claiming the Government this problem as a way to reduce discrimination against people with HIV in the workplace. For instance, Fundación Huésped has carried out administrative presentations for establishing the prohibition of the testing. Even nowadays, many companies of labor medicine included HIV testing among the requirements before hiring someone. Despite not being legal to refuse any applicant…
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