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Under New USAID Policy, Contractors Cannot Discriminate Against LGBTI People When Providing Services

Devex: What USAID’s new LGBTI anti-discrimination policy means for implementers “Contractors and implementers receiving funding from the U.S. aid agency cannot discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people when providing services, according to a new U.S. Agency for International Development policy. … The U.S. aid agency says the…

Humanitarian Organizations Worried Trump Administration Will Cut Foreign Assistance Budget, Including Family Planning, LGBT Rights

Foreign Policy: Will Foreign Aid Get Cut on Trump’s Chopping Block? “Anxious humanitarian organizations are worried that President-elect Donald Trump, who sharply questioned the value of foreign aid during his campaign, is poised to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. assistance for developing countries — including programs promoting…

News Outlets Examine Possible Impacts Of Trump Presidency On USAID, CDC Operations

Devex: Trump could roll back LBGT and family planning policies, warns former USAID general counsel “A former general counsel at USAID has warned the aid agency could face serious challenges under President-elect Donald Trump, including how it operates in conflict countries, the future of U.S. democratizing work, potentially scaling back…

Stigma Hinders Rollout Of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis In Kenya

Devex: Aid groups grapple with stigmatization in HIV prophylaxis rollout “…[Pre-exposure prophylaxis’ (PrEP)] success in sub-Saharan Africa — the region with the highest burden of HIV — will hinge more on the social than the scientific, though. Researchers and advocates will have to strike a balance in how they market…

Some Civil Society Groups, Experts Push For China To Allow Single Women To Give Birth

New York Times: With Fertility Rate in China Low, Some Press to Legalize Births Outside Marriage “…Last week, three civil society groups in the southern city of Guangzhou issued a report calling for greater reproductive freedom for single women to counter the country’s low fertility rate. The issue also affects…

November 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The November 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various topics including the growing recognition of transgender health, the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis and HIV in Cuba and Thailand, and microcephaly rates in northeastern Brazil (November…

Tanzania Announces Closure Of Some HIV Prevention Programs For Gay Men

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tanzania suspends some HIV programs for gay men, says health minister “Tanzania has suspended community-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs for gay men, the health minister said on Monday, in the latest crackdown on the high-risk group. Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania’s minister for health said the government had received reports…

World Bank Creates Senior Adviser Position To Address LGBTI Discrimination

Thomson Reuters Foundation: World Bank appoints first adviser to tackle LGBTI discrimination “The World Bank has appointed its first adviser tasked with promoting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) issues in its development work. The newly created senior position is part of the bank’s efforts to solidify its…

Obama Administration Quietly Implements Policies To Promote LGBT Rights Overseas

Associated Press: OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas “While the world was watching America’s gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to try to export the same freedoms overseas to places like sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. The U.S. has…

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