UNAIDS Launches Solidarity Fund To Help Key Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic; Executive Director Recognizes Human Rights Day In Statement
UNAIDS: Fund to help key populations during COVID-19 launched
“UNAIDS announces the launch of its Solidarity Fund, which will support social entrepreneurs and micro-business owned by key populations facing special hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. … To be piloted initially in five countries — Brazil, Ghana, India, Madagascar, and Uganda — with a US$ 250,000 budget from UNAIDS, the initiative will scale up to additional countries over the coming months, with a goal of raising an additional US$ 3 million to US$ 5 million in 2021-2022…” (12/10).
UNAIDS: UNAIDS calls on countries to put human rights first to beat pandemics
In a statement on Human Rights Day, which takes place annually on December 10, UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says, “[I]t is only where rights are respected, protected, and fulfilled that countries can make progress against an epidemic and build fairer societies. … On Human Rights Day, let us commit to ending the inequalities and injustices that fuel AIDS and other pandemics” (12/10).
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