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Gays to be covered in new human rights bill- Bermuda

FRIDAY, NOV. 2: Government will address sexual discrimination with a new bill that will offer protection for a range of characteristics including sexual orientation and age. Governor George Fergusson made that announcement in this morning Speech from the Throne calling the current Act “outdated ...

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PM Douglas endorses roles of CARPHA and PANCAP

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JUNE 28TH 2012 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister and CARICOM’s lead Head for Human Resources, Health and HIV/AIDS, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has endorsed the complementary roles of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Pan Caribbean Par ...

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St. Kitts-Nevis heightens commitment to HIV testing

Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 14, 2012 (SKNIS): The National AIDS Secretariat in St. Kitts and Nevis is partnering with Scotiabank to mark the 5th year anniversary of the Regional HIV Testing Day in the Caribbean on June 29, 2012..   On that day, Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) will be co ...

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Vulnerable groups claim being denied EU funding

Vulnerable groups in Guyana and the Caribbean say they could be denied European Union (EU) funds being administered by the regional trade and integration bloc, CARICOM. The groups making the claim include organizations that represent drug users, orphans and vulnerable children, commercial sex worke ...

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UN Envoy on HIV/AIDS to the Caribbean fosters understanding

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 04, 2012 (SKNIS): During the visit of Dr. Edward Greene, United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS for the Caribbean, youth representatives and Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) were motivated to entertain concepts of tolerance even when having to associate with person ...

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The heavy co$t of AIDS - With global funds to dry up, Jamaica in peril

CARIBBEAN AIDS prevention advocates fear that crucial funding to sustain hard-won gains over the last decade could dry up by year end. Financial support from the Geneva-based Global Fund could cease because Jamaica and other Caribbean states, having been classified as 'middle-income' countries, no l ...

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ITPC to develop HIV Treatment Access Curriculum

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) in keeping with its new 2012 – 2014 strategic direction of Strengthening Community Knowledge on the scientific, political and socioeconomic aspects of management of HIV and related infections is in the process of developing a HIV Treatment  ...

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Bahamas submits report to UN committee on elimination of discrimination against women

By Llonella Gilbert, BIS NASSAU, BAHAMAS -- The Bahamas has submitted its first national report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW, an expert body established in 1982, is composed of 23 experts on women’s issues from around the wor ...

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Improving Access of Migrant and Mobile Populations to HIV Services in the Caribbean

Improving Access of Migrant and Mobile Populations to HIV Services in the Caribbean Recent Updates .......................................   See also: Second Regional Advisory Group Meeting (Agenda and Documents)    Guyana & Suriname sign declar ...

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Enabling Environment

A supportive or enabling environment, including policies and legislation that address discrimination, socio-cultural inequalities and psycho-social variables and vulnerabilities, is critical to achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. In the Caribbean, several fac ...

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