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Gays and Lesbians can Obtain asylum in US on Grounds of Harassment and Abuse

...ed under a postwar UN mandate. It has laws banning discrimination against people on the basis of sexual orientation and has an active, liberal press. None of that, however, was enough to protect Prestreshi or his friend Korab Zuka, 23, who also fled to the United States this spring and is awaiting an asylum heari...

Gender Equality, the Key Factor to Curb Foeticide: Dr. Ramadoss

...ticular and the society at large that gender-based discrimination shall not be permitted. The Implementation of the Act rests with the States and Union Territories through the Appropriate Authorities appointed under the Act at State, District as well as at Sub-district levels. The violators of the Act are punishabl...

India Grapples With First Bill to Stop Workplace Sex Harassment

...l, for those women a law would be welcome news, as discrimination and harassment in offices are seen as rife. In a 2005 case, Indian air force pilot Anjali Gupta was court-martialled for misconduct after she accused three superiors of sexually harassing her -- a year after three trainees were also sacked when the...

New Book Gives Gruesome Account of India Girl Killings

...ry demanded by a groom's family. The deep-seated discrimination makes many women more determined to have a boy because they do not want their daughters to suffer the domestic abuse and hardships they faced, the book says. "Better to send her straight to heaven rather than make her endure this beating and kickin...

Asia Must Overcome HIV Stigma, Say Research Chiefs

...l denial of an HIV problem but could go further if discrimination ended. "China is responding pretty well, their r...st by HIV/AIDS, the authorities are concerned that discrimination is helping the virus spread. "It is difficult for us since stigma causes infected people not to sp...

AIDS Patient Helps Others Lead a Positive Life

...ame HIV infected. Six years later, she is fighting discrimination against HIV positive people and teaching them how to live with the disease . Associated with the NGO ActionAid for the last three years, 27-year-old Hina from Davangere district in Karnataka works among HIV positive people, counselling them on how ...

Inflamed Intestines Cost Australians Heavily

...olitis and this leads to feelings of isolation and discrimination in the workplace." Researchers found the two conditions were more common than epilepsy and multiple sclerosis and as prevalent as schizophrenia. They ranked the disability on par with the amputation of an arm, with a greater physical impact than ch...

Sharon Stone to Raise AIDS Awareness in Dubai

... of rich nobles in the Gulf emirate known for its discrimination towards HIV patients, as well as gay people. According to a report prepared by the US state department, 'government officials discriminated against prisoners with HIV by not granting commuted sentences or parole that other prisoners with similar re...

Australian PM Says No to Same-sex Marriage

...osition are with Australians wanting to get rid of discrimination against same-sex couples," Senator Bob Brown told reporters. Attitudes to homosexuality had changed dramatically over the past 50 years, Brown said, but there was still a long way to go. "We're talking about the 21st century here, not last century: ...

Software Improvements in Breast MRI Scans

... suggest that CAE has the potential to improve the discrimination of benign and malignant breast MRI lesions, the authors wrote. We believe that CAE is useful as a tool to supplement the radiologists subjective interpretation, but should not be relied upon exclusively to guide management. There are challenges ass...

Germany, Greece Hold Gay Rights Marches

...ched through Berlin on Saturday to protest against discrimination in the workplace and schools, but only about 1,00...1,000 people marched in central Athens against the discrimination of gays and lesbians for the third year running. Demonstrators carried banners saying "Love is indi...

Patient Confidentiality Must Be Ensured-UNAIDS

...be a condition for funding. Together, stigma and discrimination constitute one of the greatest barriers to dealing effectively with the epidemic, according to UNAIDS. They discourage governments from taking timely action against AIDS, and they deter individuals from finding out about their HIV status. They also...

Toll Free National Drug Helpline Launched

... his drug behaviour. It also deals with stigma and discrimination issues and why it is important to openly talk about Drugs. She said we must realize that the problem of Drugs is a global one. Drugs are linked with peace. If there is peace, then alone could you expect development that takes care of the weak and ...

Indian Doctors Refuse to Help HIV-positive Woman Deliver: Report

...nger." The report was the latest reminder of the discrimination suffered in India by those living with HIV and AIDS because of widespread lack of awareness about the illness. HIV-positive children are often refused schooling and adults with the virus frequently face dismissal. India, with a billion-plus popul...

Hate Crimes Against Gays and Lesbians Rising in US

...ns reported two to four times more housing and job discrimination than bisexuals. The disparities persisted after ...bility probably also makes them easier targets for discrimination than bisexuals." In the new study, survey respondents had an average age of 39. Most had attended ...

Brazil Government In Contention With Merck Over Anti-AIDS Drug

...ousing residents report that they have experienced discrimination while dealing with the health care system. Says...eir patients may experience, perceive, and/or fear discrimination from within the healthcare system." Sohler and team from City University of New York surveyed 523 ...

More and More American Women Go for Facelifts to Get Jobs

...g" products -- are under particular pressures. Age discrimination complaints by women to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against discrimination have been rising, Gullette points out. At their midlife income peak, 45 to 54, women may earn more...

Various Civil Society Groups Form Alliance to Fight HIV/AIDS

...drances in controlling the epidemic. "Stigma and discrimination are indeed problem areas in tackling HIV/AIDS. There is acceptance of the problem at the highest level, although lots need to be done to make it (the disease) acceptable in the society which is still in a denial mode," Goswami said. As part of the...

Nepal Meet to Plan for Future of Children Affected by HIV

...ir children are likely to face exclusion, neglect, discrimination and abuse by relatives, communities at health centers and in schools," said Frances Turner, deputy director of the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA). "Without proper support and policies in place, children vulnerable to or living with HI...

Operation on Pillow Angel Violated Laws, Says US Advocacy Group

...ment' raises serious concerns about the continuing discrimination faced by people with disabilities - discrimination which is often based in stereotypes about their potential and value as individuals, they say. Doct...

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