Starting this week, we will be bringing you a weekly roundup of global sexual and reproductive health and justice news!
Crimes like the January murder of Ugandan LGBT rights activist David Kato underscore the additional danger that gay Ugandans face if the Anti-Homosexuality Bill passes.
From Halima’s self-assured manner in the delivery room of Darfur’s Al-Fasher Hospital, an observer would never guess how far this former fistula sufferer has come.
In the immediate aftermath of the murder of a prominent LGBT advocate in Uganda, Ugandan lesbian who is set to be deported from Britain fears for her life in returning to her country. She has reason: One virulently anti-gay Ugandan lawmaker has threatened her with “punishment” if she does not “repent.”
Human rights advocates and the US State Department are calling for a thorough investigation of the murder of a Ugandan human rights advocate murdered after he had been publicly targeted by an anti-gay publication.
Eight people, including several religious figures active in Uganda’s “anti-gay” movement, have been arrested on charges of conspiracy to injure the reputation of a rival religious leader, according to in-depth reports by Box Turtle Bulletin.
Forced mutilation of some 120 young women and girls in Uganda last week has sparked a public debate inside the country about the limitations of a new law and the politics behind the practice.
Advocates are working strenuously to stop or limit the mass mutilation of up to 200 girls now underway in Uganda.
On NPR yesterday, Jeff Sharlet speaks of his face-to-face meetings with David Bahati, the Ugandan Parliament member and architect of Uganda’s extreme anti-homosexuality bill. Bahati tells Sharlet outright that he wants to “kill every last gay person.”
Over the last six months, as an intern at Pathfinder International, I’ve learned a lot about the field of reproductive health. One of the most shocking aspects has been just how many women lack access to contraception (200 million to be exact).