Tag Archives: Amnesty International

Responding to diseases in the shadows now, with access to knowledge and treatment . . . We’re reading about equalizing health

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XDR-TB is worse than Ebola but we can act – The author, Dr. Philip Lederer, is an infectious diseases physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital with a clinical focus on tuberculosis and other non-tuberculous mycobacteria, and a member of TB Proof. Evoking both Albert Camus’s The Plague and David Frances’ How to Survive […]

Amnesty International adopts sex work decriminalization policy

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Despite calls from some celebrities, faith-based and anti-sex work organizations, the global human rights group Amnesty International adopted a policy to support the full decriminalization of sex work and protect the human rights of sex workers at the International Council Meeting, the group’s decision-making forum, earlier this month. The policy calls on countries to ensure […]

Amnesty International sex work decriminalization stance proposal sets off flurry of petitions, and celebrity scolding

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Letter against policy plan signed by actors, designers and other luminaries says policy was inspired by “HIV/AIDS sector” which does “worthy” work but has “very little understanding, if any of . . . intersectionality of race, gender and inequality . . .” They support families and each other in situations and communities where no one […]

Winning against HIV but running out of drugs? Making gains, while rights lag? We’re reading good news, bad news from the front lines

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Reports with conflicting headlines landed in the inbox on the same day in the last week, leading to the question: are advances in the fight against HIV victory, or progress? Good news followed by bad news leads to cognitive dissonance, but can also point to gaps. Namibia winning HIV fight: Good news! Nigeria reduced HIV […]