27/11/2020 | Writer: Kaos GL

Outcome Report of the HIV and LGBTI+ Rights Workshop is out!

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The HIV and LGBTI + Rights Workshop organized by Kaos GL Association was held for the second time on November 11, 2020. In the first workshop held in February 2020, studies on obstacles that restrict access to healthcare for people living with HIV, prevention studies and combating discrimination were carried out. As a result of these studies, a series of subtopics such as discrimination in the media, prevention of access to healthcare for refugees living with HIV, consultancy capacities of associations, discriminatory articles in the law and legislation were examined and solution suggestions were determined.

In the workshop held online on November 11, 2020; the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic, which is affecting people living with HIV, GDTMs (Voluntary Consultancy and Test Centers), testing, diagnosis and access to treatment processes were discussed. In addition, the negative affect of the President of Religious Affairs, Ali Erbaş's Friday khutbah; "People! Islam accepts adultery as one of the greatest harams. It curses the people of Lot, the homosexuality. What is the wisdom of this? The wisdom here is that it brings diseases and degenerates the generation. Hundreds of thousands of people a year are exposed to the HIV virus caused by this great haram, which passes as adultery in the Islamic Literature. Let's come and fight together to protect people from this kind of evil." on people living with HIV and LGBTI+'s, how this statement increased the intensity of discrimination and violence against disadvantaged groups were emphasized once more.

Click here for the outcome report of the workshop.

Tags: human rights, health