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  1. The policy and legal framework protecting the rights of women and girls in Ethiopia and reducing their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS: an advocacy toolkit

    This document focuses on the protection of the rights of women and girls In Ethiopia, that may have a relevance to addressing the vulnerability of women and girls to HIV/AIDS. It provides key recommendations to fill the gaps in the policy and and legal framework as well as recommendations towards better enforcement of the existing laws protecting the rights of women and girls.

  2. Child consent in South African law: Implications for researchers, service providers and policy-makers

    Children under 18 are legal minors who, in South African law, are not fully capable of acting independently without assistance from parents/legal guardians. However, in recognition of the evolving capacity of children, there are exceptional circumstances where the law has granted minors the capacity to act independently. …

  3. Bali Global Youth Forum declaration

    The ICPD Global Youth Forum has produced a set of recommendations which outline the vision of young people around the world for their future. …

  4. Realising sexual and reproductive health rights in Kenya: a myth or reality? A report of the Public Inquiry into Violations of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Kenya

    This report presents the findings of the Public Inquiry into violations of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) in Kenya. The Inquiry was undertaken in fulfilment of one of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights’ (KNCHR) primary mandates- to conduct investigations into any complaint on the violation of human rights in the country. The Inquiry was undertaken by the KNCHR following a complaint filed by two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on reproductive health issues in Kenya. …

  5. Making it work: Lessons learnt from three regional workshops to integrate human rights into national HIV strategic plans

    Human rights are legal guarantees: they apply to everyone. However, these may be perceived by stakeholders in the national HIV response as separate from HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. And yet without a human rights-based approach to HIV, it is unlikely that an HIV response will be effective. …

  6. Sex work and HIV in Namibia: Review of the literature and current programmes

    Namibia’s National Strategic Framework for HIV and AIDS 2010/11-2015/16 emphasises the importance of programmes aimed at most at risk populations, including sex workers. However, research aimed at understanding the realities faced by sex workers in Namibia and the effects of HIV on them, and HIV-related programming targeting sex workers, have been relatively limited to date. In order to contribute to strengthening HIV programming with sex workers, UNFPA Namibia has obtained Programme Acceleration Funding (PAF) from UNAIDS. …

  7. National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2011-2016

    The National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2011 - 2016 is a national guiding document and a road map for the next five year, for all sectors, institutions and partners involved in the response to HIV and AIDS in Nepal to meet the national goal; to achieve univeral access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support with two major programmatic objectives (i) reduce new HIV prevention by 50% and (ii) reduce HIV related dealths by 25%, by 2016.

  8. Rapid assessment of sexual and reproductive health and HIV policies, systems and services in Grenada

    This rapid assessment was undertaken from August to November 2010 and included within that period research, interviews and report writing. The goal of the assessment was to assess and document: 1. Country progress towards universal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) achievement in Grenada, including the status of bi-directional integration of SRH and HIV services; 2. The policy, systems and services challenges to achieving universal access to comprehensive SRH services; and 3. …

  9. Transphobia in Ireland. Research report

    This report is a comprehensive review of Irish literature, policy and documentation on the handling of transphobia and transphobic incidents in an Irish context. It assesses what methods have been used to document and deal with such incidents at government and non-governmental levels, if any. The review looks to European models of policy and best practice and contextualises them within the Irish social, cultural and economic situation. …

  10. Documenting human rights Violations of sex workers in Kenya: a study conducted in Nairobi, Kisumu, Busia, Nanyuki, Mombasa and Malindi

    This study investigates the human rights violations experienced by women sex workers in Kenya. This research found that these women have no way to claim their individual human rights under the current operating laws and policy framework. They are unable to keep themselves safe as they seek to support themselves and their families because they are relentlessly subject to police harassment, arrest and abuse. Furthermore, because sex work is viewed as an 'immoral activity' rather than as a form of labour, many in society believe that sex workers deserve to be punished for what they do. …

  11. Politique nationale de lutte contre le VIH et SIDA sur le lieu de travail

    La présente politique nationale vise à garantir aux travailleurs un développement socio économique durable par une approche cohérente et équitable de la lutte contre le VIH/sida sur le lieu de travail et la gestion des conséquences de l'infection notamment en termes de traitement, de soins et de soutien aux travailleurs vivant avec le VIH/sida. Elle s'adresse au gouvernement, aux employeurs publics et privés, aux travailleurs de l'économie formelle et informelle et à leurs représentants, aux associations professionnelles, aux acteurs et institutions intervenant dans le monde du travail.

  12. HIV/AIDS: the Polish policy 1985-2005

    This publication, the Polish Policy on HIV/AIDS Prevention in 1985-2005 is the fruit of efforts of all groups which have been directly involved in the HIV/AIDS actions since the beginning of the epidemics. The authors are researchers, people working on social issues as well as representatives of non governmental organizations. The Policy gathers those, who day after day put their efforts in common to counteract HIV/ AIDS, which is not only a medical issue, but also a social, economical and for some countries a political challenge. …

  13. Barbados national HIV policy: a framework for action

    The objective of the Policy is to achieve positive and sustained behavioural change, not only among the vulnerable and marginalized groups, but also across the entire population through evidencebased planning and targeted interventions guided by operational research. This Policy is supported by data collection, sound analysis, and monitoring and evaluation to ensure that the interventions are well informed and effective.

  14. Plan strategique national de lutte contre le VIH, le SIDA et les IST: 2011-2015

    Au terme de la mise en oeuvre du PSN 2006-2010, afin de réduire les insuffisances relevées et améliorer la réponse nationale, le Gouverment camerounais a décidé d'élaborer un nouveau Plan Stratégique National de Lutte contre le VIH, le Sida et les IST pour la période 2011-2015. Ce Plan dit de 3ème génération a pour but de réduire la morbidité et la mortalité liées au VIH et les autres IST et d'atténuer l'impact socio-économique sur le développement du pays. De façon spécifique, les objectifs stratégiques pour la période 2011-2015 sont les suivants : 1. …

  15. Operation plan of the national HIV prevention strategy: phase one (October 2009 - June 2011)

    The Government of Malawi, in collaboration with partners, developed the National HIV Prevention Strategy that will guide HIV prevention interventions for the period September 2009 to December 2013. The national strategy addresses key gaps in prevention programming in Malawi's national HIV response. It calls for a strategic focus on the main drivers of the HIV epidemic to reduce sexual transmission of the virus. This includes a concerted effort to reduce concurrent and multiple sexual partnerships and identifying discordant couples and reducing HIV transmission between them. …

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