A Human Rights Analysis of HIV in the Yogyakarta Principles
The past ten years have witnessed tremendous advances for HIV and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) rights globally, including the creation of an Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) mandate at the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights. However, this progress does not outweigh horrific instances of violence committed throughout the world, such as the targeted persecution of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya, violent crackdowns on HIV service providers for gay men and transwomen in Tanzania, and other injustices. Read full article on Global Forum on MSM & HIV.
10 years on from landmark human rights principles, LGBTI and human rights experts reflect on progress, setbacks
On the anniversary of the murder of two LGBTI activists by extremists in Bangladesh, participants at a global Conference on the Yogyakarta Principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity reaffirmed that the Principles remain as relevant today as when they were released 10 years ago. Read full article on UNDP in Asia and the Pacific.