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The advocates changing the lives of those with HIV in eastern Europe and central Asia

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Wednesday 1 December marked the 33rd global World AIDS Day, and was a time to remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses and to continue to campaign for equality of access to services regardless of someo...

Voting rights advocates frustrated by ‘same-old, same-old’ meeting with White House

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Leading voting rights activists came away frustrated and alarmed from what they hoped would be a breakthrough meeting last month at the White House to discuss a strategy to pass federal voting rights legislation. Ther...

First Thing: Abortion rights advocates vow to fight on

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Good morning. In the wake of yesterday’s supreme court hearing in which a majority of justices appeared willing to significantly curb abortion rights, reproductive rights advocates said they would continue to fight in...

Abortion rights advocates vow to fight on after supreme court hearing

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In the wake of Wednesday’s supreme court hearing in which a majority of justices appeared willing to significantly curb abortion rights, reproductive rights advocates said they would continue to fight in statehouses a...

Racial justice advocates hope for pardon of George Floyd’s past drug charges

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Criminal justice reform experts are hopeful that if Texas governor Greg Abbott approves a pardon request for George Floyd’s drug-related charges, which are almost two decades old, it will send a strong message about t...

Army troops enforcing western Sydney lockdown will alienate community, advocates warn

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The deployment of troops to enforce Sydney’s lockdown could alienate the community and fuel vaccine hesitancy, particularly in the hard-hit western suburbs where many Indigenous Australians and migrants and refugees l...

Union advocates rally in New York to support striking Alabama coalminers

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Coal miners and union advocates from across the country rallied in New York on Wednesday morning in support of Alabama miners who are four months into a strike against their employer, Warrior Met Coal. Dressed in camo...

Jailing of nearly 500 children under 13 a ‘failure’ by Australia’s top legal officers, advocates say

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The ongoing “failure” of Australia’s top legal officers to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years old has seen 499 under-13s sent to jail in the past year alone, according to a coalition of 47 ju...

Cosby release shows how prosecutors hinder sexual assault victims, advocates say

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The release of Bill Cosby from prison on Wednesday after his 2018 sexual assault conviction was overturned by the Pennsylvania supreme court has refocused attention on one of the big complaints of the #MeToo movement ...

Cosby’s prison release is a ‘battle cry’ for victim rights movement, advocates say

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Sexual assault advocates and survivors said Bill Cosby’s release from prison should be a “battle cry” amid concerns the decision could have a chilling effect on survivors seeking to hold their abusers accountable. Cos...

Women fleeing domestic violence ‘trapped’ in refuges due to lack of housing, advocates say

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Women and children fleeing domestic violence in Queensland have spent years “trapped” in refuges and other crisis accommodation due to a chronic shortage of secure long-term housing. Community organisations that run d...

‘Racist’: coercive control laws could harm Indigenous women in Queensland, advocates warn

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The terms of reference for the Queensland women’s safety and justice taskforce – which is looking at laws to ban coercive control – are “explicitly racist” and ignore the experiences of First Nations women, academics ...

Australians with a disability ‘forgotten’ in coronavirus vaccine rollout, advocates say

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Australia’s former disability discrimination commissioner and disability advocates have condemned the failure to prioritise disability care in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, saying residents and support staff were blin...

NSW food delivery taskforce ignored riders safety concerns, advocates say

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A taskforce set up to improve safety after five delivery riders died on the job in the space of two months has suggested only minor changes to the industry, according to a draft of its report to be released next week....

Fourth Aboriginal death in custody in three weeks leaves advocates ‘devastated’

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Call for independent investigation into death of Barkindji man Anzac Sullivan, 37, during police pursuit in Broken HillLegal advocates say they are “devastated and furious” at the news there has been a fourth Aborigin...

‘Relentless and traumatising’: Aboriginal advocates demand action after third death in custody

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Aboriginal justice advocates have expressed their devastation following a third Indigenous death in custody in a week and suggested the Australian prime minister urgently meet with bereaved families to progress reform...

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