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NEW! Nigerian Senate has passed the HIV Bill 2013, which stipulates that every person living HIV and AIDS shall be assured of freedom from unlawful termination of his or her employment by reason of his or her status. The decision comes months later after Nigerian state approval of a law that punishes same sex marriage and  prohibits public expression of affection among these. Sexual Rights Coalition commend the HIV Bill and expressed the will for a harmonized approach between the laws regarding intersectionality of human rights. Click here to read the statement.
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SPW is gathering news, results and assessments from the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD)Click here to read some of them.
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The Philippines Supreme Court upheld a family planning law but ruled out provisions to punish health workers who do not inform people about contraceptive options. Read more on Reuters and on former lawmaker Edcel C. Lagman’s article.linha
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of India allowed a transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the central and state governments to give full legal recognition to them. Click here to learn more.
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