key populations

    November 30th, 2015

    Human Rights Count for key populations with HIV

    New report shows Kenyan sex workers living with HIV face persistent human rights violations. Today on World AIDS Day 2015 the report of the research “Speaking Out: Personal testimonies of rights violations experienced by sex workers in Kenya” is released at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Harare, Zimbabwe. The report is based on interviews with sex […]

    December 13th, 2012

    Key populations living with HIV are…being heard

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    In November 2012, GNP+ held an international consultation in Cape Town with more than twenty community leaders who advocate for the health and rights of key populations living with HIV.

    The rich discussions during three-day meeting resulted in an improved mutual understanding of the priorities of diverse communities of people living with HIV and provided GNP+ with many specific ideas on how to better engage and include the priorities of key populations living with HIV across its work on advocacy, evidence gathering and community engagement.

    "It was great," noted one of the participants, "because GNP+ canvassed the views of the key populations from us directly, and where there are gaps they are going to work on them."

    November 29th, 2012

    People living with HIV call for action now!

    This World AIDS Day, the Global Network of People Living with HIV supports the ‘Call To Action’ created in Marrakech, Morocco last week by leaders from the international community of people living with HIV. Whilst acknowledging the major gains made in the HIV response, as highlighted in the UNAIDS World AIDS Day report, this ‘Call […]

    July 27th, 2012

    GNP+/CVCC Closing address to AIDS2012

    AIDS 2012 Closing Ceremony Civil society address of the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVCC) Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen! I am Anna Zakowicz, the Co-Chair of the Global Network of People Living with HIV. Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen! I am Ian McKnight, Executive Director […]

    July 20th, 2012

    People living with HIV call for stronger focus on access to quality treatment, human rights and involvement

    Washington DC/ Amsterdam, 20 July 2012: LIVING2012 : the Positive Leadership Summit ended today on a high note with people living with HIV making a strong call to global leaders in the HIV response to increase access to quality treatment, protect and promote the rights of people living with HIV and involve people with HIV in scaling up the HIV response.

    People living with HIV from 85 countries met for the last two days in Washington DC at this 13th International Conference for people living with HIV, an official preconference to AIDS2012.

    May 15th, 2012

    Violation of human rights and breaches of medical confidentiality by the Greek Police and Health Authorities

    Joint news release GNP+ and NSWP

    As part of a Government authorised crackdown on hundreds of unlicensed brothels around Greece, sex workers are being arrested, submitted to forced HIV testing and facing criminal charges without recourse to due process, as well as being publically identified in the media.

    As a result of these actions women are to face prosecution on charges of intentionally causing grievous bodily harm merely because they are HIV positive. There is no proof of exposure or transmission to others nor is it clear that any of these women knew their HIV status prior to this test. They are facing further charges for misdemeanours related to alleged illegal prostitution.

    November 10th, 2010

    Policy briefings – Key Populations living with HIV

    In order to examine issues that affect specific key-populations living with HIV, GNP+ and partners, with support from the World Health Organization, have elaborated a series of Policy Briefings. These Policy Briefings aim to provide guidance and support to those advocating for and/or develop programmes to address the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and human rights of different key populations living with HIV at a national and international level.