From the UN

Launch of a global partnership to eliminate HIV-related stigma and discrimination

Following a call from civil society in 2017 to accelerate and scale up action to address stigma and discrimination, UNAIDS, UN Women, the United Nations Development Programme and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) agreed to co-convene the Global Partnership to Eliminate All Forms of HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination.

Eliminating Stigma And Discrimination

In commemoration of the 30th  Anniversary of World AIDS Day, RHM welcomes the news that a Global Partnership for Action to Eliminate All Forms of HIV-related Stigma and Discrimination will be launched on December 10 – Human Rights Day 2018 – and commits to publish and promote research which contributes to the elimination of stigma and discrimination in sexual and reproductive health care.

HIV and AIDS, HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination, Intimate Partner Violence, Mental Health

Violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) is a grave violation of the human rights of sexual and gender minorities worldwide. 

World AIDS Day 1 December

"There is still time -- to scale-up testing for HIV; to enable more people to access treatment; to increase resources needed to prevent new infections; and to end the stigma. At this critical juncture, we need to take the right turn now." — António Guterres, UN Secretary-General

New UNAIDS report shows that 75% of all people living with HIV know their HIV status

Report also calls for increased efforts to reach the 9.4 million people living with HIV who are not aware that they are living with the virus and the estimated 19.4 million people living with HIV who do not have a suppressed viral load

UN: The Trans Day of Remembrance

In a video prepared by Transgender Europe, various Special Rapporteurs spoke out and called for decision and policy makers to fulfil their obligations to protect trans people from violence and develop concrete measures to address violence and discrimination against trans communities worldwide.