In Cambodia, the 100% Condom Use Policy (CUP) - created to "protect" sex workers and curb HIV/AIDS - is reportedly being used by local police as an instrument to harass, persecute, and criminalize sex workers.
"If we were receiving assistance to obtain medication, which is very expensive, I could survive another ten, fifteen years. But given the poverty of my family, we are late..." - Jean-Jacques, 25, father of two - Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Our colleagues Becky Lichtenfeld and Bukeni Waruzi travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo last week to work with local organizations and government officials and help catalyze action in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the region. Watch this short video below with a roundup of their time in Kinshasa and then read the string of blog posts below for Becky's daily reports and for links on how to take action!
Bukeni Waruzi, WITNESS Program Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East, traveled last month to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to conduct a video advocacy training for 20 young human rights activists aged between 15-25 from Speak Africa, a Pan-African youth focused network of organizations.