WELCOME TO ARASA
We are a regional partnership of over 70 non-governmental
organisations working together to promote a human
rights based response to HIV and TB in Southern and East Africa
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Dear Mr. Secretary-General, We write to you out of deep concern regarding Ms. Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. In the wake of Uganda’s passage of a law criminalizing homosexuality, Ms. Wandira-Kazibwe’s reprehensible silence, and her ongoing position as a senior advisor to President Museveni, threaten to undermine the credibility and independence of the United Nations. We urge you to terminate her position as Special Envoy and appoint an impartial advocate for the rights of all Africans.
Windhoek, 26 February 2014 - The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) strongly condemns the signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law by the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, on 24 February 2014.