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THE biannual International AIDS Conference began yesterday in Vienna, bringing together tens of thousands of HIV experts, activists and officials from around the world. The theme of this year's conference is human rights - a recognition that only by…
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"[H]e started to whip me on my back with twisted electrical wire," said Kakada, recalling his detention in a so-called "youth rehabilitation center" in Cambodia. "I was in such pain. Sometimes I cry alone, after the beating, because it was so painful. I…
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Cambodia is considered one of the few success stories in the global fight against AIDS. HIV is on the decline. Over 2 percent of adults were affected in 1997. A decade later HIV prevalence is 0.8 percent. According to UNAIDS, “Cambodia provides…
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The government’s continuing disregard for human rights could prevent Cambodia from reaching its HIV goals

Cambodia is considered one of the few success stories in the global fight against AIDS. HIV is on the decline: More than 2 percent of adults were affected in 1997; a decade later, HIV prevalence is 0.8 percent. According to UNAIDS, "Cambodia provides…
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Council Condemns Honduras Violations; Calls for Release of Burma’s Political Prisoners

(Geneva) - The UN Human Rights Council concluded its session with mixed results, Human Rights Watch said today. The council adopted helpful resolutions on the human rights situations in Burma, Somalia, Honduras, and Cambodia and unanimously supported…
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Regarding the Treatment of HIV-affected Families from the Community of Borei Keila

H.E. Samdech Hun Sen Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister No. 38, Russian Federation Boulevard Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia H.E. Mam Bunheng Minister of Health No 151-153 Kampuchea Krom Boulevard Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia Your…
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Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers Honored at AIDS Conference

(Mexico City) - The Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) is the recipient of the 2008 international Award for Action on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Human Rights Watch announced today. The award, which…
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POLICY PARALYSIS: A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA      SUMMARY II. ABUSES OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS.. HIV/AIDS and Abuse of Girls Risks to Women and Girls in…
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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…