Police brutality against members of marginalized groups not only hurts the feelings of such individuals but can also cost them their lives. Moreover, such behavior of law enforcement officers completely negates the work to fight AIDS as a threat to the population’s public health.
Yesterday, during one of the sessions of the International AIDS Conference, the Frontline AIDS report “Protectors or perpetrators?” was presented. It features real-life stories that show how illegal police activity affects human rights, access to justice, and the fight against HIV.
These stories demonstrate the resilience and courage of members of marginalized communities in the face of ongoing stigma, discrimination, and violence.