Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, 2009. 109 p. + 242 p.
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
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978-1-896735-96-2
978-1-896735-97-9
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Legislation can be instrumental in impeding or promoting initiatives to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The widespread legal, social, economic and political ramifications of the epidemic make it necessary to review and reform a broad range of laws. Within a context of entrenched gender discrimination, the devastating impacts of HIV/AIDS, widespread poverty and increasing competition for resources such as property and land, legislative solutions to the denial of women's rights are urgently needed. This project draws together international human rights law and illustrative examples from various jurisdictions as the basis for a legal framework to respect, protect and promote women's rights in the context of HIV/AIDS. This paper is intended as a tool to assist advocates and policy-makers as they approach the task of reforming or developing laws to meet the legal challenges posed by the HIV epidemic. It is not intended for any one country or set of countries. The project focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, but it is designed to be adaptable to the needs of countries in other regions. This document is divided in eight modules in two volumes, as follows: Volume One: Sexual and Domestic Violence, Volume Two: Family and Property Issues (Marriage, Partnerships, Property, Divorce, Inheritance, Implementation Provisions).
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