Simone, a refugee fleeing homophobia in her native Jamaica, attempts to heal from the wounds inflicted by violent oppression.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
A former military base in the Netherlands is now home to refugees from all over the world, including Simone, who is fleeing homophobic oppression in Jamaica.
AIDS-Free World is challenging the criminalization of homosexuality in Jamaica.
Jamaican LGBT rights groups strive for acceptance and equality in the face of societal oppression and increasing hostility. More than 60 cases of anti-gay violence were reported in 2011.
The wide availability of antibiotics--and their misuse--has allowed the super-resistant NDM-1 gene to spread across India and to at least 35 other countries through India’s growing medical tourism industry.
WLNR-Miami Herald News features an interview with poet Kwame Dawes and composer Kevin Simmonds about the "Voices of Haiti" performance at the University of Miami.
Antibiotic resistant bacteria is spreading from India throughout the world, affecting those living in New Delhi slums as well as "medical tourists" who come to India for inexpensive treatment.
Winstone Zulu, the Zambian activist who first attacked the stigma surrounding HIV 19 years ago when he publicly declared that he was living with the virus, “did not think he had finished his race.”
Young people in Zambia learn about AIDS while playing soccer in tournaments organized by Grassroot Soccer, an international non-profit that also provides HIV testing.
Election season in Zambia features a sitting president’s “origins” and gay rights—in a country where a law criminalizing homosexuality hampers data collection for HIV responses.
It is not as if teenage prostitution didn’t exist in Haiti before the January 2010 earthquake that left 1.5 million displaced, tens of thousands of them living in haphazardly-placed tents in scattered through the capital, Port-au-Prince. But in the months since, the number of girls, some as young as 8, who have been forced to have sex in order to survive has drastically increased. Not surprisingly, the number of rapes has also gone up.
Carol Nyirenda’s journey to fight HIV took her around the world, to three continents, in five weeks. Now she has come home again to Lusaka, to organize women living with the epidemic.