Over 600 NGOs from 151 countries have signed a Joint Civil Society Statement calling on the Human Rights Council of the United Nations to appoint an Independent Expert to address human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).
The statement says that:
The Community, Rights and Gender Department at the Global Fund is looking for a consultant, or a team of consultants, to review the implementation of the Gender Equality Strategy (GES) and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities Strategy (SOGI). The aim of this consultancy is to assess progress made to date and to identify key challenges and opportunities.
The Global Fund plans to monitor and publicise cases where funding proposals have been, or might be, rejected due to policy environments where human rights violations are impeding the implementation or impact of interventions against AIDS, TB and malaria. This is one of the highlights of the Global Fund's policy and implementation plan on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO
The Global Fund today (21 May 2010) issued an unusual press release protesting the conviction and sentencing of two men in Malawi based on their sexual orientation.