Sign letter to Commonwealth leaders: Stop HIV End the criminalisation of same-sex relations and sex work Protect vulnerable social groups, such as women and young girls

Published: October 10, 2011

London – 10 October 2011

Commonwealth countries have 30% of the world’s population but more than 60% of the world’s people living with HIV.

Most Commonwealth member states need to reform their laws to reduce the spread of HIV. Priorities include decriminalising homosexuality and sex work, and the education and empowerment of women and young girls.

Same-sex relations are illegal in more than 40 of the 54 Commonwealth nations, with penalties ranging up to life imprisonment.

Please help us lobby Commonwealth leaders ahead of their summit in Perth, Australia, from 28-30 October.
 
Sign the letter urging action to stop HIV: http://bit.ly/pMjPCf

It takes 1 minute to sign.
 
When you sign, your letter will go automatically to Commonwealth leaders across the globe.
 
This is a very simple, effective campaign.

Please also tweet, facebook and email, asking your friends to sign.

Sample message to send your friends:
Urge Commonwealth action to stop HIV, including the decriminalisation of homosexuality. SIGN here: http://bit.ly/pMjPCf

Big thanks to the campaign organisers: the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Commonwealth HIV/AIDS Action Group and Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations. 
 
Solidarity! Peter Tatchell

Director, Peter Tatchell Foundation, London, UK

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