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Blog Examines Several Recent Reports On HIV/AIDS, Drug Policy, U.S. Budget

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog summarizes several items released recently, including the Treatment Action Group’s “TAGline” publication examining research and policy on HIV/AIDS; Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) FY 2015 budget resolution; a report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy titled, “The Negative Impact of the…

Ugandan President Dismisses Western Aid Cuts At Rally Supporting Anti-Gay Law

News outlets report on a Ugandan rally supporting the country’s anti-gay law, at which President Yoweri Museveni dismissed Western aid cuts. Associated Press: Uganda holds ‘thanksgiving’ event for anti-gay law “President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has launched fresh condemnation of gays, saying they deserve punishment because homosexuality ‘is criminal and…

Huffington Post Examines Final Document Of U.N. Women’s Commission

Huffington Post: U.N. Women’s Conference Does Well on Sexual Rights But Gays Lose Out “Usually one searches for all the good proposals that were deleted or changed in the annual U.N. women’s conference that helps set the agenda for the world body. This year the end result was relatively positive.…

Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Complicates U.S. Aid Relations

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses the ramifications of Uganda’s anti-gay law on U.S. development policy. The blog specifically examines how the U.S. is reacting to “work to untangle humanitarian aid from aid to human rights violators” (Barton, 3/25).

Ethiopia Expected To Pass Anti-Gay Law

News outlets report on proposed legislation in Ethiopia that would make homosexuality a “non-pardonable” offense. Associated Press: Ethiopian lawmakers to pass bill deemed anti-gay “Ethiopia’s lawmakers are set to pass a bill that puts homosexuality on a list of offenses considered ‘non-pardonable’ under the country’s amnesty law, a measure that…

Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Brings Cuts To Foreign Aid, Research

SciDev.Net: Uganda’s anti-gay law may threaten its research “… The [Ugandan anti-gay] legislation has been met with outrage in the West, and several countries and international organizations immediately pulled the plug on aid that has been helping Uganda to sustain its economy. Donors have so far withheld a total of…

Activists Question Whether U.S. Should Cut Aid To Uganda

News outlets discuss the implications of Uganda’s anti-gay law on U.S. foreign aid to the country. New York Times: Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Complicates U.S. Aid in Rebel Hunt “On the February day that President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signed a law making homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison, the…

U.S. Issues Memo On Aid Projects In Response To Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

BuzzFeed: U.S. Adds New Review To Ugandan Aid Projects In Response To Anti-Gay Law “The U.S. Agency for International Development has sent a signal to grant recipients in Uganda that it will consider delaying major initiatives in response to the Anti-Homosexuality Act…” (Feder, 3/21).

‘Science Speaks’ Examines Impact Of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law On USAID Missions

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses the implications of Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law on USAID’s ability to carry out its programs in country, noting that “USAID Uganda Mission Director Leslie Reed sent a memo to the contractors, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies with which the mission works…