Tanzanian police tortured Musa E., a 22-year-old former heroin user in Mbeya, in 2009, and regularly harass christian B., a 22-year-old-gay man.
Isolated from society, the two men rely on each other for support.
Gender-Based Violence: Violence directed against a person based on gender or sex.
Gender-based violence includes sexual violence, domestic violence, psychological abuse, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, harmful traditional practices, and discriminatory practices based on gender.
© 2013 Human Rights Watch Biological Sex: Biological classification of bodies as female or male based on factors such as external sex organs, internal sexual and reproductive organs, hormones, and chromosomes.
Bisexual: Sexual orientation of a person who is sexually and romantically attracted to both women and men.
Homophobia: Fear and contempt of homosexuals, usually based on negative stereotypes of homosexuality.
Key Populations/Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV Exposure: Those most likely to be exposed to HIV or to transmit it.