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World Aids Awareness Day – WHO and ECDC call for improved HIV testing in Europe

The number of people living with undiagnosed HIV is increasing in the WHO European Region overall. According to data published today by ECDC and WHO/Europe, more than 136 000 people were newly diagnosed in 2019. Roughly 20% of these diagnoses were in the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) and 80% were in the eastern part of the WHO European …

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Support the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants Campaign ‘In the Gaps’

This pandemic has shaken up our entire world order. Front pages, applause and rainbows have been dedicated to the workers who are keeping the country moving. And from the ‘you clap for me now’ video, to the calls for visa extensions from NHS workers, to the stories of factory workers being denied basic rights and protections, there is a spotlight …

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Hate crime legislation independent review

Date published: 01 December 2020 Topics: Justice and the law Policing and community safety Final Report into Hate Crime legislation in Northern Ireland Independent Review: https://www.justice-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/justice/hate-crime-review.pdf  

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Raise Your Voice

To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of the United Nations 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Raise Your Voice are sharing stories bravely given to them by people who have experienced harassment & violence. One account will be shared every other day with the hope that more women will have the …

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Minister provides update on planned Covid-19 vaccination programme

Preparations are well under way to begin the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccination programme from next month, Health Minister Robin Swann has stated. Regulatory approval has not yet been issued for any vaccine, so any planning will inevitably be provisional in nature at this stage. The vaccination programme will be on a phased basis, running well into 2021. Northern Ireland …

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