GRET’s partners in Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) working to defend LGBTI (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people) rights are springing into action to mark World Anti-AIDS Day (1 December) and Human Rights Day (10 December). In Burundi’s capital Bujumbura, the platform bringing together the country’s four LGBTI organisations is putting a lot of effort into making the theme ‘Zero new HIV infection, zero discrimination, zero death caused by HIV/AIDS, zero infected newborn child’ become reality. In Kigali, capital of neighbouring Rwanda, eight organisations are counting on raising the awareness of journalists with a theme day entitled: ‘The role of the media in the fight against AIDS’. In this country where homosexuality is not a criminal offense – an African exception – a report entitled ‘Liberté Surveillée’ (Release on Probation) was filmed and is available for watching on the www.glnondiscriminations.org blog. In Bukavu, in the DRC, four organisations have joined up with their national and international partner organisations in defending the rights of the individual as a way of celebrating the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December.
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