Soroptimist International is a women’s organization that works to make positive differences in the lives of women through volunteer service to communities. The organization was founded in 1921, and has more than 100,000 professional women members in 120 countries.
Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation 7/17/02; Soroptomists International 7/17/02
8/21/2014 Ugandan President Signs Law Making HIV Transmission Illegal - A bill that criminalizes HIV transmission has been signed into law by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
Provisions of the law include possible imprisonment of HIV-positive individuals, a ten-year prison sentence and fine for the "intentional transmission of HIV," a five-year prison sentence for "attempted transmission of HIV," and compulsory testing in some situations. . . .