Travel restrictions based on real or perceived HIV status are discriminatory, prevent people from accessing HIV services and propagate stigma and discrimination. Out of the 48 countries and territories that maintain restrictions, at least 30 still impose bans on entry or stay and residence based on HIV status and 19 deport non-nationals on the grounds of their HIV status. Other countries and territories may require an HIV test or diagnosis as a requirement for a study, work or entry visa. The majority of countries that retain travel restrictions are in the Middle East and North Africa, but many countries in Asia and the Pacific and eastern Europe and central Asia also impose restrictions. The Human Rights Council, meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, this week for its 41st session, has consistently drawn the attention of the international community to, and raised awareness on, the importance of promoting human rights in the response to HIV, most recently in its 5 July resolution on human rights in the context of HIV. I call on states to abolish discriminatory policies that require mandatory testing and impose travel restrictions based on HIV status.
Florida man arrested in Kansas on charges of human trafficking, sexually exploiting a child
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By Jessica Gillespie. In Kansas, a person who participates in sexual activity with a child under the age of 16 the age of consent can be convicted of statutory rape , sodomy, or indecent liberties with a child. For a statutory rape conviction, it is immaterial whether the child consents to the activity.
Central Texas is now home to the The Refuge Ranch, the largest long-term, live-in rehabilitation facility for child survivors of sex trafficking in the United States. National Human Trafficking Hotline to ensure the most robust possible response to child sex trafficking in the Lone Star State and, by all possible measures, this unique partnership is already making a difference in the lives of children and families. One of the goals of the partnership was to help stakeholders across Texas understand how best to utilize th … e National Hotline to protect vulnerable and victimized children. They listened and they called for help when it truly mattered.