News from the Global South
USA Votes with Iran to Deny Gay Rights Representation at the UN
PinkNews.co.uk - UK, January 25, 2006 The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has denounced the United States' vote against two gay rights organizations' applications to join the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
China City to Survey Gay Men
The Advocate - Los Angeles, CA, USA, January 25, 2006 Health officials in Wuhan, the capital of China?s Hubei province, plan to interview gay and bisexual men in the city about their sexual behavior to help shape HIV and sexually transmitted disease prevention programs in the region, the Xinhua News Agency reports.
AIDS Fear in Brothel Law
Calcutta Telegraph - Calcutta, India, January 24, 2006 The National AIDS Control Organisation (Naco) will petition the Prime Minister to drop a proposed law to punish sex workers' clients, arguing it would increase the threat of HIV/AIDS.
Ladies of Pleasure or Sex Slaves?
Expatica - Netherlands, January 24, 2006 Dutch prostitution policy is meant to free female sex workers from parasitic pimps and turn them into empowered self-employed entrepreneurs. But the authorities are now asking their clients for help to tackle the problem of women being trafficked for sex.
Sex Education Survey Encouraged Amidst Raised Eyebrows
Daily Times - Lahore, Pakistan, January 23, 2006 A recent study on girl college students' reproductive health knowledge has been received well by most students, parents and staff but has also raised a few eyebrows.