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New U.S. Approach To Human Rights Harms Reproductive Health, LGBTQ+ Rights, Advocates Say

The Guardian: U.S. reframing of human rights harms women and LGBT people, advocates say “Mike Pompeo has stepped up his campaign to change the U.S. approach to human rights, reframing them as ‘unalienable rights’ rooted in American traditions, with a particular emphasis on religious freedom. Since establishing a commission on…

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Devex: Responses to climate disasters must be LGBTQ-inclusive, experts say (Root, 9/11). Quartz Africa: Scientists in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and U.S. have developed a $1 test for Ebola and Lassa virus (Edward-Ekpu, 9/14). U.N. News: Lebanon: Working on the ground to meet basic needs of Beirut’s women and girls (9/13).…

Ecuador’s National Assembly Approves Bill To Guarantee Right To Health, Improve Access To Reproductive Health Care For Women, Girls, LGBT People, HRW Says

Human Rights Watch: Ecuador’s Assembly Approves Bill Furthering the Right to Health Ximena Casas, a researcher in the Women’s Rights Division at HRW, discusses the Ecuador National Assembly’s approval of a bill that “would guarantee the right to health universally and comprehensively, including for women, adolescents, and girls, and lesbian,…

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BBC News: Israel: ‘Gay conversion’ therapy ban bill passed by MPs (7/23). Devex: Exclusive: SDG Center for Africa hit by mismanagement allegations (Edwards, 7/24). The Hill: New study finds hydroxychloroquine ineffective at treating COVID-19 (Hellmann, 7/23). The Lancet: Ukrainian health authorities adopt hepatitis C project (Devi, 7/25). Science: Polio vaccinators…

U.S. House Democrats Call For Resignation Of USAID Political Appointee Over Discriminatory Comments; USAID Staff Also Express Concerns

The Hill: House Democrats call for resignation of USAID political appointee over remarks about refugees, transgender people “House Democrats are calling for the resignation of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) political appointee over her ‘history of homophobic, misogynistic, and xenophobic rhetoric.’ In a letter addressed to USAID Acting…

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Borgen Magazine: Aid Efforts to Support Healthcare in Venezuela (Wallace, 7/22). Devex: Does WASH need a global leader? (Root, 7/23). Devex: DFAT data insights: Funding COVID-19 (Cornish, 7/22). Devex: How mapping skills can drive progress on the SDGs (Cheney, 7/22). The Economist: The hunt for the origins of SARS-CoV-2 will…

UNAIDS Taking Comprehensive Approach To Developing New Strategy; POZ Highlights Studies On HIV In Children, Criminalization Of Gay Sex In Africa Presented At AIDS 2020

Devex: Future HIV/AIDS response: ‘Some things we will need to do differently’ “Approaches to tackling persistent barriers preventing women and girls, and other key populations from exercising their rights and accessing critical services will need to change. UNAIDS is engaging a wide range of stakeholders, including civil society organizations and…

Secretary Of State Pompeo Highlights Property Rights, Religious Freedom As Major Principals For U.S. Human Rights Policies In Speech Releasing Draft Report Of Commission On Unalienable Rights

AP: Pompeo says U.S. should limit which human rights it defends “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo argued Thursday for a more limited U.S. view of global human rights advocacy based on the principals laid out by America’s Founding Fathers, a suggestion critics assumed meant stepping away from more modern concepts…

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AP: Chinese executives get ‘pre-test’ injections in vaccine race (McNeil et al., 7/16). Devex: New report outlines ways businesses and governments can ‘flip that green switch’ (Cheney, 7/16). HealthDay News: Lockdown Led to Less Sex, Lower Use of HIV-Preventing Drugs: Survey (Preidt, 7/14). IPS: IPS Webinar: Gender Equality Crucial in…

COVID-19 Increases Socioeconomic Vulnerability Of LGBTI People, International Survey Shows

UNAIDS: Survey shows that the COVID-19 pandemic increases vulnerability of LGBTI people “The opening session of the 2020 International AIDS Conference shared the findings of a rapid online survey demonstrating the increased socioeconomic vulnerability of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people due to COVID-19. UNAIDS, the LGBT+ Foundation,…