7515 documents found
Exigen organizaciones civiles justicia por muerte de un transexual / Civil organizations demand justice for the death of a transgender- by Rosa Gabriela Porter, www.elvistobueno.com, on 06/10/10: http://www.elvistobueno.com/v4/2010/06/exigen-organizaciones-civiles-justicia-por-muerte-de-un-transexual/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Ayer fue encontrado el cuerpo de Fernanda Lavalle, amarrada y con dos impactos de bala en la carretera Pachuca- Actopan" <br><br> "En tanto, la representante de Transgéneros explicó a los medios de comunicación que estos actos son una muestra de la homofobia y transfobia que persiste en la entidad, por lo que piden enérgicamente la intervención de las autoridades estatales para iniciar con las indagaciones correspondientes." <br><br>
"Desde hace un año nosotras informamos cuando hubo una balacera en Mineral de la Reforma a varias compañeras transgénero, además de amenazas y agresiones, exigimos justicia y que la averiguación previa no sea archivada, mi organización siempre estará en pie de lucha, esto no nos tira, al contrario nos levanta? dijo Quintero."<br><br>
"Yesterday, the body of Fernanda Lavalle was found on the Pachuca-Actopan Highway, tied up and with two bullet wounds."<br><br>
"Meanwhile, the representative of Trangenders explained to the media that these acts are a sign of homophobia and transphobia which persist in governmental institutions, for which they energetically ask the intervention of the state authorities to initiate respective investigations."<br><br>
"For a year we have reported whenever there has been a shootout on Mineral de La Reforma (a street) of various transgender companions, aside from threats and attacks, we demand justice and that the previous investigation not be filed away, my organization will always be ready to fight, this will not keep us down, on the contrary it raises us up."
(PDF - 61 Kb) Document Date: 10 Jun 2010 (Downloads: 142)
More than 70 countries make being gay a crime People are being killed for their sexual orientation, despite progress made by some nations, including Britain, to eliminate prejudice- by Emily Dugan, www.independent.co.uk, on 08/01/10: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/more-than-70-countries-make-being-gay-a-crime-2040850.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
ILGA's study of global gay rights shows that, elsewhere, admitting to being gay is still a matter of life and death. In much of Africa, the past decade has seen the lives of gay people go "from bad to worse", the report says. More than 50 per cent of African states have taken action to criminalise homosexuality and religious homophobia is rife. The picture is not much brighter in Asia, where 23 countries have made being gay a crime." <br><br>
Latin America and the Caribbean are also home to many governments with a similar outlook. In Jamaica, sex with another man is described in the statute book as an "abominable crime".<br><br>
Widney Brown of Amnesty International lists sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe as the regions which give them the greatest concern for gay rights. Ms Brown also warned against Western nations becoming complacent. "The US is the only country in Nato with a prohibition of being openly gay in the military." <br><br>
Renato Sabbadini, co-secretary general of ILGA, said: "The unworthiness rests entirely on these states, for theirs is the shame of depriving a significant number of their citizens of dignity, respect and the enjoyment of equal rights."
(PDF - 117 Kb) Document Date: 1 Aug 2010 (Downloads: 88)
Gay teens assaulted and fined by police in Romania- by Mihai Bucur, on 08/01/2006: http://www.ilga-europe.org/home/guide/country_by_country/romania/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Two gay teens were fined and assaulted by police on 27 July at around 11:30 in the morning after cuddling, holding hands and kissing in a public park. According to their report, the two were subject to humiliation and physical assault by the officers and park guardians."
(PDF - 45 Kb) Document Date: 1 Aug 2007 (Downloads: 101)
Reprezentantii minoritatilor sexuale din Romania, abuzati si discriminati / Representatives of sexual minorities in Romania abused and discriminated against- by www.ziare.com, on 03/11/2010: http://www.ziare.com/stiri/frauda/reprezentantii-minoritatilor-sexuale-din-romania-abuzati-si-discriminati-1001752 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"ONG-ul ACCEPT a raportat ca numarul plangerilor membrilor comunitatii LGBT cu privire la hartuirea homosexualilor de catre autoritati a crescut in 2009. Mai multi membrii ai minoritatii sexuale au raportat ca au avut loc raiduri ale politiei si jandarmerei in locuri publice, politistii avand un comportament agresiv. Potrivit plangerilor, politistii si jandarmii ar fi facut comentarii ofensive cu privire la homosexualitate."
"Raportul Departamentului de Stat american da exemplul unui caz in care o persoana a fost agresata din cauza apartenentei la o minoritate sexuala - pe 26 februarie, persoane neidentificate au taiat parul unui transsexual in Bucuresti, iar pe 17 martie aceeasi persoana a fost abuzata verbal de cativa soferi de taxi."
"ACCEPT NGO reported that the number complaints from the LGBT community about harassment of homosexuals by the authorities increased in 2009. Several members of sexual minorities reported that police and gendarmerie raids took place in public places, with the police behaving aggressively. According to the complaints, police and gendarmes had made offensive comments about homosexuality"
"A report by the US State Department gives the example of a case in which a person was assaulted because of belonging to a sexual minority - on February 26, unidentified persons cut the hair of a transsexual in Bucharest, and on March 17 the same person was verbally abused"
(PDF - 17 Kb) Document Date: 11 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 96)
Romania: Excerpts from the Summary Prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner For Human Rights for the United Nations, 16/05/2008 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Romania continues to suffer identity-based discrimination."
"Many cases of ill-treatment or of police brutality are not investigated adequately and remain unsanctioned. The persons involved (victims and/or
witnesses), experts (such as coroners) and human rights activists are intimidated."
(PDF - 40 Kb) Document Date: 16 May 2008 (Downloads: 123)
Asesinan a una transexual de 19 años en Venezuela forma violenta y otra logra escapar / A 19 year old transexual is violently mundered in Venezuala and another one scapes- by Kouka Garcia, http://www.trans-memorial.eu, on 07/06/09: http://www.trans-memorial.eu/TMBLOG/index.php?2009/07/13/89-asesinan-a-una-transexual-de-19-anos-en-venezuela-forma-violenta-y-otra-logra-escapar (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Hasta la fecha van cinco las muertes de ciudadanas transexuales, 4 en Caracas y 1 en el Zulia, por ello es importante señalar, nuevamente, que la comunidad trans trabajadoras sexuales históricamente en nuestro país ha sido discriminada, marginada, perseguida, y considerada infundadamente como un sector sin derechos, por el tipo de trabajo que realizan, situación que les causa el empobrecimiento de la autoestima, y las pone a la defensiva frente a los innumerables retractores que constantemente arremeten contra ellas. " <br><br> "Este tipo de agresiones son cada vez más frecuentes. En cuatro días fueron asesinados dos travestis en el país, uno en Maracaibo y otro en San Cristóbal. "En la mayoría de las leyes penales de los países del continente se prevén los crímenes de odio, que son aquellos que se perpetran contra personas específicas por tener, o supuestamente tener, una condición real o percibida que genera odio en el individuo agresor", explicó la especialista. "
(PDF - 373 Kb) Document Date: 6 Jul 2009 (Downloads: 83)
Asesinan de varios disparos a Brigitte; activista transexual de Alianza Lambda Venezuela / Brigitte was shot several times; transgender activist of Alianza Lambda Venezuela- by www.carlaantonelli.com on, 02/02/10: http://www.carlaantonelli.com/notis-02022010-asesinan-activista-transexual-de-alianza-lambda-venezuela.htm (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"El día jueves a las 8.00pm en la calles de caracas victima de la transfobia reinante en nuestro país y en nuestra ciudad capital en la parte alta de carapita fue interceptada por azotes de barrio y con impactos de bala fue ajusticiada, siendo su cuerpo entregado para el sepelio a las 7.00pm del día viernes, siendo velada en la capilla funeraria del hospital militar y será enterrada en el cementerio del sur el día sábado pautado para las 10.00am " <br><br> At 8.00pm on Thursday victim of the Transphobia in the street of our capital city , she was intercepted by barrio gangs and cold blooded shot down on the hill of carapita neighborhood , and her corpse was released from the morgue on Friday night 7.00pm , being visited by her relatives on the Public Hospital Military mortuary chapel and her holy burial is supposed to be by Sunday 1000am at the Cemetery Del sur .
(PDF - 170 Kb) Document Date: 2 Feb 2010 (Downloads: 141)
El problema no es la homosexualidad, sino la violencia: Defensoría / The problem is not homosexuality, but violence: Office of the Public Defender- by WWW.rnv.gov.ve, 05/06/10: http://www.rnv.gov.ve/noticias/?act=ST&F=&t=126844 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Caracas. La Defensoría del Pueblo de Venezuela puso sobre la mesa un nuevo debate en torno a la diversidad sexual al afirmar su directora, Gabriela Ramírez: ?el problema? no es la homosexualidad, el problema es la violencia?. <br><br>
?Lo más importante es la no violencia?, reiteró Ramírez, al tiempo que subrayó que el Estado venezolano tiene el firme propósito de construir ?una sociedad respetuosa del otro? al considerar los derechos de cada persona.<br><br>
Caracas. The Public Defender of the Venezuelan People put on the table a new debate regarding sexual diversity mentioned its director, Gabriela Ramírez: "the problem" is not homosexuality, the problem is violence. <br><br>
"The most important thing is non-violence", reiterated Ramírez, at the same time that she underscored that the Venezuelan Government has the firm position of constructing a "society respectful of one another" considering the rights of each person.
(PDF - 102 Kb) Document Date: 6 May 2010 (Downloads: 130)
Epidemiological Fact Sheet on HIV and AIDS: Jordan - by UNAIDS, www.unaids.org, on 09/30/08: http://apps.who.int/globalatlas/predefinedReports/EFS2008/full/EFS2008_JO.pdf (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Global surveillance of HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is a joint effort of UNAIDS and WHO. The
UNAIDS/WHO Working Group on Global HIV/AIDS and STI Surveillance, initiated in November 1996, is the coordination and
implementation mechanism for UNAIDS and WHO to compile and improve the quality of data needed for informed decisionmaking
and planning at national, regional and global levels. The primary objective of the working group is to strengthen
national, regional and global structures and networks for improved monitoring and surveillance of HIV, AIDS and STIs. For
this purpose, the working group collaborates closely with WHO Regional Offices, national AIDS programmes and a number of
national and international institutions. The goal of this collaboration is to compile the best information available and to improve
the quality of data needed for informed decision-making and planning at national, regional, and global levels. <br><br>
In most countries the HIV epidemic is related to behaviours that expose individuals to the virus and so increase the risk of
infection. Information on knowledge about HIV and the level and frequency of risk behaviours related to the transmission of
HIV is important in identifying and better understanding populations most at risk for HIV. Many prevention programs focus
on increasing people?s knowledge about sexual transmission, hoping to overcome the misconceptions that may be acting
as a disincentive to behaviour change toward safer behaviours. Information on behaviours is also critical for assessing
changes over time as a result of prevention efforts. One of the main goals of second generation HIV surveillance systems is
to promote a standard set of indicators to monitor trends in behaviours and to target prevention interventions. In most
countries, it is important to collect information on higher risk male-male sex, on sexual behaviour among sex workers, on
both injecting behaviour and sexual behaviour among injecting drug users, and on sexual behaviours in other groups that
may be at higher risk. Finally, sexual behaviours among the general population and among young people are of interest in
many countries, as the promotion of safer sex is at the core of HIV prevention programmes."
(PDF - 233 Kb) Document Date: 30 Sep 2008 (Downloads: 105)
Los crímenes que no se cuentan, Venezuela Diversia denuncia seis asesinatos a transexuales/ Crimes that don't count, Venezuela Diversa denounces six transgender murders- by Venezuela Diversa, on 07/23/10: ;http://www.carlaantonelli.com/notis-23072010-crimenes-transexuales-venezuela.htm (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Venezuela Diversa conoció el año pasado sobre el asesinato de seis transexuales en Caracas, entre los que se cuenta el caso de Xiomara Durán. Cinco fueron por impactos de bala y el otro por arma blanca. Ninguna fue despojada de sus pertenencias y sus a llegados descartaron el móvil de la venganza." <br><br>
"Matheus intentó hacerles seguimiento a todos estos casos y se encontró con muchas barreras. "El Cicpc nos colocó todas las trabas posibles para que no conociéramos los detalles y los resultados de las autopsias. En la Fiscalía, solicitamos que se nos permitiera revisar los expedientes y se nos informara sobre el avance de las averiguaciones, pero nunca tuvimos respuesta. Por eso que hay miedo".<br><br>
"Diverse Venezuela learned about the murder of six transsexuals in Caracas last year, among them the case of Xiomara Durán. Five were shot and the other with a steel weapon. No one was robbed of their possessions and those closeby discounted the motive of revenge."<br><br>
"Matheus tried to get them to pursue these cases and he encountered many barriers. The CICPC (Investigative Body for Crimes)placed all possible obstacles in our way so we wouldn't know all of the details and the results of the autopsies. In the Attorney General's Office, we tried to get them to allow us to look at the files and that they inform us about the advancement of the investigations, but they never gave us an answer. Why is there so much fear?"
(PDF - 148 Kb) Document Date: 23 Jul 2010 (Downloads: 148)
Oman: Sisters live with HIV for 20 years - by Lucy Ashton, www.unicef.org, on 11/14/05: http://www.unicef.org/aids/oman_29866.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Their mother contracted HIV from a blood transfusion in the early 1980s. Oman at that time was importing blood from Africa and Europe. The blood was not screened for HIV since no test had been developed. Raya and Lamia are just two of the 909 confirmed cases of Omanis with HIV, though doctors specializing in the virus think there are a similar number of undiagnosed HIV carriers. In response to the disease, the government set up the National AIDS Prevention (NAP) programme in 1994. With assistance from UNICEF, it provides free HIV testing, medication, counselling and advice. While medical and psychological support for HIV patients is available, Omani society has barely begun to discuss issues associated with the virus. To most Omanis, HIV/AIDS means certain and imminent death. <br><br>
Both girls have been proposed to, but issues associated with their HIV status have prevented their marriage. Raya's suitor broke off the engagement as soon as he heard she had the virus. And though Lamia's suitor knew she was HIV+ when he asked for her hand, she refused fearing that any husband would use her HIV status as a tool for manipulation. 'I didn't want to become a slave,' she says."
(PDF - 130 Kb) Document Date: 14 Nov 2005 (Downloads: 141)
Palizas de la policía e insultos desde los coches: (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
" Yhajaira se ha prostituido desde los 13 años. Un tiro en el ojo por parte de la policía la dejó tuerta, tampoco ha podido recuperar los dientes que los agentes le arrancaron con un bate, no se le han curado las marcas de los mordiscos de perros ni han cesado las amenazas de muerte por ser testigo del asesinato de una de sus compañeras. "En este punto lo que tienes es miedo a la gente", dice en un momento del documental." <br><br>
"No hay informes ni registros porque si una transexual muere en situación de calle no tiene documentos o, en su defecto, aparece en la prensa como hombre", cuenta Argelia Bravo, quien lamenta que cinco de las protagonistas de su documental ya han muerto debido a distintas razones."<br><br>
"Yhajaira has been a prostitute since the age of 13. A gunshot in the eye done by the police left her one-eyed, and she also hasn't been able to recover the teeth that the agents knocked out with a bat, she hasn't been cured from the marks of the dog bites nor have the death threats from being a witness of the murder of her companions ceased. 'At this moment what one has is the fear of people,' she says in a moment of the documentary."<br><br>
"There are no reports or records because if a transsexual dies in a situation in the street, there is no document or, lacking that, she appears in the press as a man," recounts Argelio Bravo, who laments that five of eh protagonists in her documentary have already died due to various reasons."
(PDF - 170 Kb) Document Date: 2 Feb 2010 (Downloads: 135)
Pride and Prejudice Time to break the vicious circle of impunity for abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people- by Amnesty International ,on 04/01/02: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR28/001/2002/en (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Amnesty International has documented more cases of torture and ill-treatment of detainees by police officers because of the victims' sexual orientation, particularly in Guayaquil. Ill-treatment and torture, including sexual harassment are used as a means to humiliate, disempower and subjugate the victims, sometimes with the alleged purpose of obtaining a bribe. In some cases, it has been reported that sexual harassment by police officers was committed with the connivance of other colleagues who witnessed the situation (see sample case Nº1, page 5). Amnesty International has also documented cases in which the Ecuadorian authorities failed to protect the rights of LGBT people by not seriously investigating allegations of human rights violations against them (see sample case Nº 2, page 6)."
(PDF - 171 Kb) Document Date: 1 Apr 2002 (Downloads: 98)
Saudi jailed and flogged for gay video - by Brian Whitaker, www.al-bab.com, 03/11/10: http://gayswithoutborders.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/saudi-jailed-and-flogged-for-gay-video-1000-lashes/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"A 27-year-old Saudi man from Jeddah has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes, a year in jail and a fine of 5,000 riyals ($1,330) after appearing in an amateur gay video (above).
The film, which lasts 2 minutes and 46 seconds, shows him dressed in a police uniform asking to inspect someone's driving licence and then flirtatiously demanding 'physical comfort' after saying the licence is expired. He later opens his shirt and rubs his chest, removes his cap flaunting his long hair and waves a gun suggestively. That's as far as it goes. <br><br>
The man has not been officially named but he is named on the internet as Ahmad al-Faqih. He was arrested in January and reportedly tried in a closed court. He was charged with impersonating a police officer, committing a 'general security' offence and being homosexual.
The man who filmed the video was also arrested but his fate has not been reported."
(PDF - 175 Kb) Document Date: 11 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 136)
Sultanate of Oman: UNGASS Country Progress Report 2010 - by UNAIDS, www.unaids.org, on 03/31/10: http://data.unaids.org/pub/Report/2010/oman_2010_country_progress_report_en.pdf (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"The first official case of AIDS was notified in 1984. By the end 2009 a cumulative number of 1,854
HIV/AIDS infections were notified, some cases may be duplicated as National ID number is not available
for all HIV/AIDS cases. Analysis of the cumulative HIV/AIDS cases indicate that 2/3 are males, and that
71.5% are from the active and productive age group of 25?59 years, 17.4% are young adults (15?24
years), and 8.1% are less than 15 years. Out of all cumulative cases to date alive cases as of end of 2009
are 1,157 (62.4%). Before 1995 the, transmission of HIV by blood transmission was 26%, Transmission of
HIV by blood transfusion is no longer a concern. Among alive cases with known mode of transmission,
the main modes of transmission were heterosexual (47.6%), homosexual?bisexual (12.5%), mother to
child (5.4%), injecting drug users (5.1%) and Blood transfusion (4.0%). HIV + Patients are treated at 15
different sites spread over in Oman, three of them in Muscat, which has the highest number of patients
seeking treatment as well as tertiary health facilities. <br><br>
While Oman's national strategy emphasizes that people should not be discriminated against and that
human rights should be respected, all UN respondents to the NCPI noted that there are no explicit nondiscrimination
laws in Oman for vulnerable and most?at?risk populations, They pointed to the policies
that present obstacles for effective HIV prevention, treatment and care and support, such as 'mandatory
screening and repatriation of HIV positive foreigners' and the inadequate protections for those people who are seen not to be abiding by the Law. UN representatives noted that there are no existing laws that include explicit protections of IDUs, MSM, sex workers or prison inmates and that there is no explicit policy to ensure access of MARPs to HIV prevention treatment, care and support. Additionally, there is no mechanism currently in place to document cases of discrimination against PLHIV or MARPS."
(PDF - 358 Kb) Document Date: 31 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 96)
UNGASS Country Progress Report 2010: State of Kuwauit - by Dr. Hind Al-Shoumer, www.unaids.org, on 03/31/10: http://data.unaids.org/pub/Report/2010/kuwait_2010_country_progress_report_en.pdf (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Historically, the issue of HIV/AIDS has acquired political support. However, that support
has not been translated into actionable state on a micro-level. Most of the political debate
on the issue of HIV/AIDS has been on how to deal with the issue of testing and
interpreting clinical findings (borderline results, dormant period, etc.) for incoming nonnationals.
This is a hot issue for debate as all of the incoming non-nationals to Kuwait
have to be tested for HIV (among other infectious diseases). Those who test positive are
denied entry and are deported. Very recently, a ministerial decree was issued (February
2010) re-outlining the roles and responsibilities of the National AIDS Program. It is the
hope that such a ministerial decree will have a positive effect on the HIV/AIDS response
in the State of Kuwait. <br><br>
The last National Strategic Plan (NSP) was developed in the 1980s. Since
then, Kuwait did not develop a strategic plan. This is considered a major
shortcoming of the HIV/AIDS response in the country. In the absence of an
NSP and OP, the targeted and cohesive response will not exist and the
response will continue to be sporadic and potentially inefficient and
ineffective. The remedial action for such a shortcoming can be addressed
relatively in a short-time frame, if there is a national commitment to
participate in such a needed activity (short-term)."
(PDF - 176 Kb) Document Date: 31 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 107)
Venezuela: Rafael Garrido // Homofobia y violencia policial Nada justifica la violencia ni la discriminación y denunciar los abusos es esencial para erradicarlas/ Homophobia and Police violence: Nothing justifies violence or discrimination, it is esential to denounce the abuses in order to erradicate them-by Rafael Garridoa, http://noticias.eluniversal.com/, 06/28/10: http://noticias.eluniversal.com/2010/06/28/opi_art_homofobia-y-violenci_1947654.shtml (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Gran parte del problema es la falta de denuncias en los casos de violencia policial motivada por razones de identidad de género y orientación sexual, ya que las víctimas temen sufrir represalias, exponerse al escarnio, o lo que es aún más grave, terminan legitimando la agresión, considerando que merecen esta clase de atropellos. Nada justifica la violencia ni la discriminación, y denunciar los abusos de este tipo constituye un paso esencial para erradicarlas." <br><br>
"Es bueno celebrar este día, pero es aún más importante reflexionar sobre su significado, y hacer de esta fecha una ocasión para denunciar la violencia y la intolerancia que tanto daña a quienes afirman libremente su identidad."<br><br>
"A big part of the problem is the lack of denunciations in the case of police violence motivated by reasons of gender identity and sexual orientation, since the victims fear they will suffer reprisals, expose themselves to derision, or what is even more serious, they end up legitimizing the aggression, considering that they deserve this type of abuse. Nothing justifies violence nor discrimination, and denouncing the abuses of this type constitutes an essential step to eradicating them."<br><br>
"It is good to celebrate this day, but it is even more important to reflect about its significance, and to make of this date an occasion to denounce violence and intolerance which damages those who affirm their identity freely."
(PDF - 87 Kb) Document Date: 28 Jun 2010 (Downloads: 143)
Venezuela: Policaracas aplica practicas de profilaxia social contra personas trans. / Caracas Police aplies social clensing against trans people.- By Venezuela Diversa, on 04/12/10: http://venezueladiversaac.blogspot.com/2010/04/venezuela-policaracas-aplica-practicas.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Caracas.11/04/10- Funcionarias/os de policaracas salieron la noche de ayer a recorrer la avenida Libertador de Caracas para cumplir órdenes superiores del señor alcalde del Municipio Bolivariano Libertador Jorge Rodríguez y el Director de la Policaracas Renny Villaverde ?para poner en marcha la orden de profilaxia social contra esta gente? (refiriéndose a las personas trans que realizan trabajo sexual en vía pública) ?según lo manifestó uno de los funcionarios al Director General de Venezuela Diversa- quien se encontraba en la zona realizando su visita de monitoreo a la situación de Derechos Humanos de este grupo de la sexo-diversidad venezolana." <br><br> "Una de las afectadas manifestó que unos los funcionarios a bordo de una patrulla placa 0110 tomo su escopeta y le dijo:- ?Quítate los zapatos y fuera de aquí antes que te cosa a perdigonazos. Si cuando vuelva a pasar te veo aquí vas a ver lo que te espera?. La chica continuó: ?Sé que está mal pararme aquí a vender mi cuerpo, a trabajar con mi cuerpo. Pero ¿Qué puedo hacer? si trabajo de peluquera me explotan porque no tengo papeles acordes con mi persona y me pagan una miseria."<br><br>
"Officials of the Caracas Police were out last night inspecting Libertador de Caracas Avenue in order to comply with orders from high up of the Mayor of the city Boliviano Libertador Jorge Rodriguez and the Police Chief Renny Villaverde "to put to practice the order of social cleansing against this people"(referring to trans people who do their sex work on a public road)" according to a report of one of the officials to the Director General of Diverse Venezuela - who was in the area carrying out his visit monitoring the situation of Human Rights of this group of Venezuelan diverse sex."<br><br>
"One of those affected by this declared that some of the officials on board a patrol car with license plate #0110 took his shotgun and said to him: "Take off your shoes and get out of here before I fill you with gunshot. If when I return I see you here you'll see what will be waiting for you." The girl continued: "I know that it's bad for me to sell my body here, to work with my body. But, "What can I do? If I work as a hairdresser they take advantage of me because I don't have the correct papers and they don't pay me well."
(PDF - 132 Kb) Document Date: 12 Apr 2010 (Downloads: 150)
Venezuela; Asesinan a chica trans en Circunvalación 2 de Maracaibo / Trans woman is murdered on Circunvalación 2 of Maracaibo- - by Azulpositivo, on 05/14/10: http://azulpositivo.blogspot.com/2010/05/asesinan-chica-trans-en-circunvalacion.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Una vez más debemos ser portavoces de una triste noticia; como ya se nos tiene acostumbrados en un país en el que la inseguridad reina y la impunidad gobierna. ?Michel? una joven trans fue asesinada la madrugada de ayer 13 de mayo en la Circunvalación número 2 de la ciudad de Maracaibo, en Venezuela." <br><br> ?La mataron por gusto. Ella no tenía problemas con nadie; era juguetona, bromista, alegre y muy bella; tenía un largo y hermoso pelo negro?, dijeron sus amigas con quien compartía la casa en el barrio Los Andes.<br><br>
"Once again we are obliged to be the spokesperson of sad news: since we are already accustomed in a country in which insecurity reigns and impunity governs. "Michel," a young trans was murdered yesterday morning, the 13th of May, on Circunvalación #2 in the city of Maracaibo, in Venezuela."<br><br>
"They killed her for pleasure. She didn't have any problems with anyone; she was playful, a joker, happy and very beautiful; she had long and beautiful black hair," her friends with whom she shared a house in the neighborhood of Los Andes said.
(PDF - 84 Kb) Document Date: 14 May 2010 (Downloads: 144)
YEMEN: "It's tough living with HIV" - by PlusNews, www.plusnews.org, on 07/26/07: http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=73436 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"SANAA, 26 July 2007 (PlusNews) - For Alawi Bahumaid, 41, who recently lost his job with a Norwegian oil company in Yemen, the bitter struggle of rebuilding his life and looking for a new job starts again. 'This is the second time I have lost my job because of my HIV status,' he said in the capital, Sanaa. 'I had such hopes this time around.' Those hopes were dashed, however, when two months after Bahumaid started the job, his previous employer was contacted for a reference, and his current employer discovered that their newest staff member was HIV positive. Fearing a revolt by the other workers if he was returned to the production line, his employer summarily dismissed him. 'It's tough living with HIV,' said Bahumaid, who has done so since the 1990s. 'People in Yemen don't know what HIV is, and are afraid to shake my hand or even talk to me.' He described discrimination against those living with HIV in Yemen as 'rampant', and has become a reluctant advocate of sorts. 'This time I'm going to speak out,' he said. <br><br>
Like other countries in the region, Yemen requires HIV sero-negative status for foreigners seeking residence or employment. HIV-infected foreigners are deported, with many policymakers considering this a necessary and fully justifiable measure, which reinforces the longstanding denial and stigma regarding HIV and AIDS.
Although the government's commitment to controlling and preventing the pandemic is evident in its adoption of a national framework in 2002, it is clear that much more is needed in terms of treatment and assistance to people like Bahumaid, who have to live with the discrimination. 'People living with HIV suffer a lot,' said Fouzia Abdullah Saeed Ghramah, director of the National AIDS Programme (NAP) run by the Ministry of Health. '[They] are denied their rights, particularly in the area of employment, which in turn leads to additional social and economic problems. We're working to address that.' But efforts to combat the prevailing stigma and discrimination are up against the negative perceptions held by even the country's most educated inhabitants. The results of a survey published in the daily Yemen Observer newspaper on 10 July indicate that shame and fear of judgment are among the greatest obstacles preventing HIV-positive people from obtaining diagnosis and treatment."
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