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2/25/2014 - Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a controversial anti-gay bill into law yesterday. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill, passed by parliament in December, could put people in prison for life if they engage in "aggravated homosexuality," which means engaging in acts where someone is infected with HIV, having sex with minors, or being "serial offenders." People who offer services to LGBTQ people, such as human rights groups, could also face criminal charges and years in prison. In response, Norway and Denmark have already cut off aid to the Ugandan government, and Sweden and the US are considering a similar response....

2/18/2014 - Uganda President To Sign Anti-Gay Legislation
The president of Uganda, Yoweni Museveni, released a statement Saturday saying he planned to sign the sweeping Anti-Homosexuality Bill that passed the nation's parliament in December. The bill was originally introduced in 2009 with a death penalty provision for some "homosexual acts," but it was delayed because of international uproar and the threat of a loss of aid from several nations....

12/9/2009 - Anti-Gay Ugandan Bill Would Violate Human Rights
Ugandan legislators announced today that proposed legislation that would have imposed life imprisonment as the minimum sentence for being gay and would have allowed for the death penalty is being altered to remove both punishments, but still would introduce imprisonment and potentially counseling to reverse offenders' sexual orientation....

8/5/2008 - Jailed Afghan Mothers Allowed to Live With Their Children in Prison
A policy intended to fight child poverty and ensure child safety allows incarcerated Afghan women to live with their children while in prison....

7/21/2008 - Need for Survival Fuels Sex Work, High Birth Rate Kills Mothers in Afghanistan
Women and young girls are being pushed to commercial sex work due to high food prices and widespread unemployment in Afghanistan....

12/6/2007 - Brazilian Congress Investigates Prison Rape Case
The Brazilian Congress has assigned a committee to probe into allegations that a fifteen year old girl was raped repeatedly after being placed in the same cell as twenty male offenders in the state of Para....

6/25/2007 - New Anti-Rape Law in Thailand
The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand approved a new law last week that criminalizes marital rape....

10/31/2006 - New Law Attempts to Fight Domestic Violence in India
A new law to address domestic violence in India took effect late last week....

4/11/2006 - UK: Rape Cases Resulting in Fewer Convictions, More Cautions
Government figures in the United Kingdom show that the number of offenders cautioned for rape is increasing, as is the number of rape reports, but that convictions are becoming rarer....

4/4/2002 - Lawsuit Launched Against the Vatican for Sex-Abuse Scandal
Two men, who claim to have been sexually abused by priests as teenagers, have filed lawsuits in Florida and Oregon that accuse the Vatican of conspiring with church dioceses and religious orders to protect sex offenders and pedophiles operating within the church....

8/11/2000 - New Zealand Considers Monitoring Sex Offenders
The New Zealand government may make sweeping changes to its current policy towards sex offenders....

8/7/2000 - Britain Refuses to Make Public List of Sex Offenders
Amid a wave of anti-pedophile violence, the British government refused to make public a list of convicted sex offenders but promised to protect children from abuse and molestation in other ways....

2/24/1997 - Kentucky Study Urges Supervision After Release of Sex Offenders
A new study of Kentucky's sex-offender treatment program recommends that released offenders receive at least two years of state supervision after they leave prison....

2/24/1997 - Kentucky Study Urges Supervision After Release of Sex Offenders
A new study of Kentucky's sex-offender treatment program recommends that released offenders receive at least two years of state supervision after they leave prison....