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  1. Living free and equal: what states are doing to tackle violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people

    In recent years, local and national authorities in countries around the world have adopted wide-ranging measures to address human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bi, trans (LGBT) and intersex people. The present study references more than 200 such initiatives introduced in 65 countries in every region of the world. While not comprehensive, the study provides an overview of policy trends, highlighting positive developments and drawing attention to areas that require further action.

  2. Leave no one behind: advancing social, economic, cultural and political inclusion of LGBTI people in Asia and the Pacific - summary

    This summary report shares key findings and recommendations of the forthcoming report, Leave no one behind: Advancing social, economic, cultural and political inclusion of LGBTI people in Asia and the Pacific. The report illustrates the range of measures taken in Asia and the Pacific to advance social, economic, cultural and political inclusion of LGBTI people. It also highlights developments in the key areas of violence protection, education, health, employment, family affairs, legal gender recognition and political participation, as well as noting existing obstacles to further progress. …

  3. Women living with HIV speak out against violence: A collection of essays and reflections of women living with and affected by HIV

    Violence against women and girls is an unacceptable violation of basic human rights. It also is so widespread that ending it must be a global public health priority. An estimated one in three women is beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused by an intimate partner during her lifetime. Intimate partner violence has been shown to increase the risk of HIV infection by around 50%, and violence (and the fear of violence) deters women and girls from seeking services for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

  4. Gender violence: transgender experiences with violence and discrimination

    There is a pervasive pattern of discrimination and prejudice against transgendered people within society. Both economic discrimination and experiencing violence could be the result of a larger social climate that severely sanctions people for not conforming to society's norms concerning gender; as such, both would be strongly associated with each other. Questionnaires were distributed to people either through events or through volunteers, and made available upon the World Wide Web. A sample of 402 cases was collected over the span of 12 months (April 1996 - April 1997). …

  5. A situational analysis on the status of women's and children's rights in Zimbabwe 2005-2010: A call for reducing disparities and improving equity

    The purpose of the Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Zimbabwe is to consider the situation facing children and women in 2010 and analyse how this affects the realisation of their rights. This Situation Analysis takes into account statistical trends, policies and budgets relating to the rights and welfare of girls, boys and women. While the report provides a brief review of the historical background, its primary focus is an analysis of the present situation with a view to assessing the future prospects for supporting children and women's rights.

  6. Respect, Protect and Fulfill: Legislating for Women's Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS. Volume One: Sexual and Domestic Violence; Volume Two: Family and Property Issues

    Legislation can be instrumental in impeding or promoting initiatives to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The widespread legal, social, economic and political ramifications of the epidemic make it necessary to review and reform a broad range of laws. Within a context of entrenched gender discrimination, the devastating impacts of HIV/AIDS, widespread poverty and increasing competition for resources such as property and land, legislative solutions to the denial of women's rights are urgently needed. …

  7. Análisis de las políticas nacionales de ITS y VIH/sida desde un enfoque de género

    Análisis de las Políticas Nacionales sobre Infecciones de Transmisión Sexual y VIH/SIDA desde una visión de género, tomando en particular consideración el proceso de formulación, implementación y evaluación de dichas políticas. Por otro lado, además de hacer una reconstrucción histórica de la dinámica de cada una de las etapas de este proceso, en el documento, se indaga si ha habido un reconocimiento de las diferencias y desigualdades de género en la prevención y atención del VIH/SIDA. …

  8. Concepciones y percepciones sobre los derechos sexuales y reproductivos en la adolescencia

    A la luz de los instrumentos normativos que protegen y garantizan los derechos sexuales y los derechos reproductivos de los/las adolescentes en el plano internacional y la legislación vigente en el ámbito nacional, el estudio que se presenta analiza la problemática y vaivenes de la política pública frente al embarazo adolescente, la educación sexual en los hogares, escuelas y la orientación sexual y reproductiva en los servicios de salud. …

  9. Mejorando la seguridad humana en el contexto del VIH/sida mediante la equidad de género: Fortalecimiento de los marcos legales y políticos que promuevan la equidad de género en Honduras

    La presente investigación tiene como objetivo fundamental revisar la legislación en materia de VIH/SIDA, que ha sido incorporada al ordenamiento jurídico de Honduras, y ver si la misma ha incorporado el enfoque de género. Se analizan cuerpos legales vigentes en ese país, tanto internacionales como nacionales. Se detallan las leyes específicas al respecto y se analiza la Ley Especial del VIH/SIDA, bajo la óptica de género y de la mujer en específico.

  10. Violencia contra las mujeres y VIH/sida en cuatro países del MERCOSUR: Estadísticas, políticas públicas, legislación y estado del arte

    El presente informe se realizó en el marco del Proyecto "Dos caras de una misma realidad. Violencia contra las mujeres y feminización del VIH en el Mercosur", realizado en Argentina, Brasil, Chile y Uruguay con el apoyo del Fondo Fiduciario del Fondo de Desarrollo de Naciones Unidas para la Mujer (UNIFEM). Como parte de dicho proyecto, en 2008 las organizaciones responsables de cada país elaboraron un informe de situación nacional en base a una guía común de manera de contar con información comparable. …

  11. In harm's way: the impact of Kenya's restrictive abortion law

    This report is based on research and interviews conducted by the Center between June 2009 and February 2010. The Center gathered the experiences of 59 women through a combination of in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. This report proposes specific recommendations to all partners involved in abortion-related issues included the Government of Kenya.

  12. Las Mujeres, claves en la respuesta a la epidemia del VIH

    Documento sobre la situación de la mujer y el VIH/SIDA en Guatemala. Se detallan todos los problemas de discriminación y acceso al tratamiento, y los factores clave en la respuesta al VIH/SIDA como son la educación y la información, y la labor de distintas entidades que las apoyan.

  13. Assessing the Integration of gender and Human Rights in HIV Related Documents and Processes in Selected Southern African Countries. A rapid assessment

    This report presents the findings of a desk study undertaken to assess the integration of gender and human rights in HIV-related documents and processes in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It highlights best practices, lessons learned, and areas for future action. The report implies an urgency to move from the status quo, whereby the centrality of gender equality and human rights in the pandemic regionally is underestimated. …

  14. Mainstreaming gender equality into national response to HIV and AIDS Nigerian case study

    This book describes the successful efforts to mainstream gender into the National Strategic Framework (NSF). Part 1 presents the situation analysis that set out the context of the Nigerian case study. Part 2 describes the processes employed and steps taken to mainstream gender into the NSF, and highlights the achievements, challenges and lessons learned from the Nigerian experience. The book provides a model that other countries can emulate.

  15. Too young to wed : the lives, rights and health of young married girls

    The report examines issues related to early marriage and offers policy and programmatic recommendations to end practice, which is widespread despite laws and agreements forbidding it.

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