News: Uganda takes a giant leap backwards in the global struggle against HIV & AIDS say ICW Global and East Africa

Networks of Women Living with HIV condemn the passage of the HIV Prevention and AIDS Control Bill 2010 by the Uganda 9th Parliament on 13 May 2014. The exact impact of this on Uganda’s Global Fund programmes is not yet known but this is extremely disturbing news for gender equality advocates.

The International Community of Women Living with HIV Eastern Africa  is extremely concerned about the devastating impact this law will have on the daily lives of women in Uganda. Lillian Mworeko, Regional Coordinator ICW EASTERN AFRICA says, “It is disappointing that the Members of Parliament that we have engaged for so long, have ignored all the evidence, science and reason that we advanced as civil society organisations together with technocrats and scientists and chose instead, to act out of fear and unfounded hysteria  – betraying the very will of the people that elected them to Parliament to represent their issues”.

Click here to read the full press release from ICW Global and East Africa.

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