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Global Dispatches Podcast Interviews U.N.’s Independent Expert On LGBTI Rights

U.N. Dispatch’s “Global Dispatches Podcast”: How The Top LGBTI Rights Watchdog at the United Nations Defends Human Rights Around the World Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast, speaks with Victor Madrigal-Borloz, “a Costa Rican jurist who serves as the United Nations Independent…

Media Outlets Examine LGBTQ Laws, Human Rights In Uganda, Other Countries

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Uganda moves to allay fears over anti-gay sex law “Uganda has sought to reassure sexual minorities that they are safe, saying it has no plans to introduce the death penalty for gay sex after reports of rising homophobic attacks. LGBT+ rights campaigners in Uganda have expressed concerns…

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Associated Press: U.N. rights chief: Challenges increase to global cooperation (Lederer, 10/15). Associated Press: Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care (Paye-Layleh, 10/12). CNN: Drones, apps and smart lockers: The technology transforming healthcare in Africa (Lewis, 10/15). Devex: Q&A: What South Africa has learned tackling TB (Root, 10/16). Reuters:…

Ugandan Government To Introduce New Bill To Impose Death Penalty For Gay Sex

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Uganda plans bill imposing death penalty for gay sex “Uganda announced plans on Thursday for a bill that would impose the death penalty on homosexuals, saying the legislation would curb a rise in unnatural sex in the east African nation. The bill — colloquially known as ‘Kill…

Opinion Piece Outlines 3 Ways To End HIV Stigma, Discrimination

IPS: Three Ways to End HIV Stigma and Discrimination Ifeanyi Nsofor, medical doctor, CEO of EpiAFRIC, and director of Policy and Advocacy for Nigeria Health Watch “…All forms of HIV-related stigma must stop. … These are ways to deal with it. First, government across the globe should increase investments in…

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ABC: Predicting — and preventing — future pandemics (Swan/Bullen, 10/7). AFP: Edible sensor helps TB patients take their meds: study (10/4). Al Jazeera: WHO to hold Philippines summit after polio outbreak (Alindoga, 10/7). Bloomberg: Female Leadership in Global Health (10/4). CNN: Half of India couldn’t access a toilet 5 years…