Commemoration of International Sex Workers' Rights Day in Lagos

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NSWP meber, Women in Power Initiative (WOPI), the first Community Based Organisation in Nigeria led a march in Lagos marking the 14th International Sex Workers’ Rights Day. The programme mobilised over 50 sex workers, civil society organisations working with the female sex worker community and the media.

Global community-­‐based networks demand pharmaceuticals lower the price of hepatitis C treatment

NSWP joins The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) and the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) in expressing concern that exorbitant prices for life-saving hepatitis C treatment will continue to result in unnecessary deaths, including among key populations and people living with HIV.

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Kenyan Health Secretary warns anti-homosexuality debate will affect fight against HIV

The ongoing debate on homosexuality in Kenya is likely to affect the fight against HIV, Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has said.

In a statement, Mr Macharia said Men having Sex with Men are among key groups that contribute to new HIV infections in Kenya and called for a sober approach on the debate.

UNDP Summary of E-Discussion: The Global Commision on HIV and the Law


The summary discussion looks at highlights and activities that have advanced The Commission’s recommendations. The report has been widely disseminated at the national level to key policy makers with a view to persuade decision makers to promote a favourable legal framework to respond to HIV. Concrete changes in legal framework changes (in relation to sex workers and other key populations) as recommended by The Commission are however, not reported.

Progress so far: The Global Commission on HIV and the Law

The Commision on HIV and the Law have released a summary of an E-Discussion held in June 2013 organised by UNDP’s HIV, Health and Development Group in collaboration with the Democratic Governance Group and the Gender Team.

2014 Red Ribbon Awards

The 2014 Red Ribbon Award Round is open for nominations until 31 January 2014

On World AIDS Day, 1 December 2013, UN and civil society partners jointly announced a global call for nominations for the 2014 Red Ribbon Award, intended to promote and support community organizations to respond to the AIDS epidemic. Nominations will be accepted until 31 January 2014.

Scholarships for the International AIDS Conference 2014: Deadlines approaching fast

In July 2014, Melbourne Australia will host the 20th International AIDS Conference (IAC). It is the one of the biggest gatherings for those who work in the HIV field, policy makers, persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and others who are committed to ending the pandemic.

UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights launches new website

On 4 November, the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights (Reference Group) launched its new website, containing all the Reference Group’s statements, papers, and recommendations since its first meeting in 2002. The Reference Group is an independent, advisory group that advises the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on all matters relating to human rights, law and HIV.

Global Report: Accessing Affordable HIV Treatment for People living with HIV and Key Populations in Middle-Income Countries

A new publication launched by several global HIV networks highlights the realities of accessing HIV drugs and other essential medicines for key populations globally.