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ILGA World Launches Treaty Bodies Strategic Litigation Toolkit

Advocates and litigators from all six ILGA World regions contributed to this toolkit: this is the first publication of its kind to specifically address SOGIESC issues, and a powerful resource in the hands of human rights defenders who wish to use international strategic litigation to bring about justice and change for their communities.

Health for All means ALL: A joint statement on ensuring access to health services for LGBTI people

Putting LGBTI people at the core of services means meaningfully engaging their community-based organizations and networks. LGBTI communities should be involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health services. LGBTI communities are also best-positioned to hold service providers and policy makers accountable to their needs

India: Health for All? Mental & Queer Issues Missing at UN’s Health Plan

Who comes under all? ‘All’ is a nebulous term if not meshed out thoroughly. For example, in creating global healthcare systems the question that must be asked is - are vulnerable, high-risk populations being served as a priority?

Opinion: The UN political declaration on UHC undermines health as a human right

The central problem is that it represents selective “sets of services.” The danger of “nationally determined sets” is that governments could interpret the phrase to mean a limited range of health services, such as those that are profitable commodities, and leave much of the health needs to the whims of private markets.

UN welcomes ‘most comprehensive agreement ever’ on global health

Describing it as an “important landmark” on our “journey to health for all”, Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday welcomed the UN Political Declaration on universal health coverage, or UHC, which commits countries to advance towards full coverage for their citizens in four major areas around primary care.

Artificial intelligence and big data: Risks and benefits to the HIV/AIDS response

This paper highlights the emergence of new technologies and digital tools and how they challenge human rights in the context of HIV/AIDS. It also focuses on the challenges that HIV/AIDS response faces in this new digital era.