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