Greater push needed to ensure women’s rights, says UN expert

With one in three women around the world being beaten, coerced into sex or abused, more must be done to ensure the human rights of women, a member of the United Nations expert body monitoring compliance with the international pact on eliminating discrimination against women said today.

Uganda: ‘Anti-Homosexuality Bill’ threatens fight against HIV, UN expert warns

The so-called ‘Anti-Homosexuality Bill’ under consideration by the Ugandan Parliament not only violates the fundamental human rights of Ugandans, but will also impede efforts to combat HIV, a United Nations independent expert warned today.

Top UN rights official urges Uganda to do away with ‘anti-homosexuality bill’

The top United Nations human rights official today urged the Ugandan Government to do away with a “draconian” draft bill that would prohibit homosexual relations and contains provisions for punishing people alleged to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered.