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When Sexual Rights Are Neglected, HIV Infection in Zambia Prisons Goes up

Region: Zambia

Topics: AutonomyDiseaseHealthHuman RightsLegal RightsSexuality & Gender

Advocates for prisoners’ rights say condoms and conjugal visits would help. But authorities say any kind of holistic solution is beyond the system’s reach — for many reasons.

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Would-be Ugandan Parents Denied Adoptions Because of Sexuality

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsPowerSexuality & Gender

Otherwise qualified parents have their hopes of family dashed because of a ban on homosexuality — and pervasive homophobic attitudes. Some find ways to adopt anyway; others simply give up.

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Paralegals Help Their Transgender Peers Get Justice in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: Legal RightsSexuality & Gender

In Uganda, transgender people can be charged with a number of different crimes. Now, a local group is training members of the trans community as paralegals to provide them with legal support and advice.

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Transgender Hiring Quota Passes in Argentina, but Discrimination Continues

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsSexuality & Gender

Transgender people in Argentina face rampant discrimination when looking for work and even after they’re hired. But transgender people and other activists are opening new fronts in the battle against bias, including a bill that would mandate a national hiring quota of transgender people for civil service positions.

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Transgender Hiring Quota Passes in Argentina, but Discrimination Continues

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsSexuality & Gender

Transgender people in Argentina face rampant discrimination when looking for work and even after they’re hired. But transgender people and other activists are opening new fronts in the battle against bias, including a bill that would mandate a national hiring quota of transgender people for civil service positions.

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Members of the LGBT Community in DRC Face Violence and Excommunication

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Sexuality & Gender

Homosexuality is not illegal in DRC, but members of the LGBT community are routinely treated like criminals and harassed by members of the community. A local human rights organization is working on improving tolerance and encouraging people to formally report cases of abuse.

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Despite Bullying, Legislation and Aid Initiatives Suggest Evolving Views on Transgender Community in Kashmir

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Legal RightsSexuality & Gender

Beginning in childhood, Kashmir’s transgender community members face bullying and discrimination that can last a lifetime. Now, a Supreme Court ruling and a local financial-assistance initiative suggest that the tide of public opinion may be turning.

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