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  1. UCT inclusivity policy for sexual orientation

    Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is tackled head-on by the University of Cape Townʼs (UCT) Inclusivity Policy for Sexual Orientation, which was ratified in December 2017. The policy aims to create a campus environment for staff and students that is free from discrimination in all spheres, including teaching content and language, the university’s code of conduct, and culture.

  2. Addressing gender-based violence in the post-school education and training sector: draft policy and strategy framework

    High levels of violence, shaped by a range of highly unequal social relations, have been a prominent feature of South Africa both historically, as well as post-democracy. However, this violence has not affected all equally. Women have been more likely than men to be held responsible for much of the violence inflicted upon them which has also not historically been regarded as criminal, or provided with effective legal remedies. This lack of legal and political recognition of violence towards women was addressed relatively soon following the first democratic elections in 1994. …

  3. Norms and standards for HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support for higher education institutions in South Africa

    Norms and standards for the HIV and AIDS services or interventions provided at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are not available. A set of norms and standards essential for costing HIV and AIDS interventions were developed for both a comprehensive and minimum package of services (prevention, treatment, care and support) using current practice in the public and private healthcare sectors as well as those identified in the literature (UNESCO, International Labour Organisation and Association of African Universities). …

  4. Policy and strategic framework on HIV and AIDS for higher education

    This Policy and Strategy Framework is based on the “Policy Framework on HIV and AIDS for Higher Education in South Africa” that was adopted in November 2008. The provisions of the 2008 Policy Framework remain valid but have been reconfigured to align with the 2012-2016 National Strategic Plan for HIV, STIs and TB. The alignment of the Policy and Strategic Framework with the NSP is based on the integral relationship of higher education institutions to society and its imperatives. …

  5. University of Natal: Policy on HIV/AIDS

    The University of Natal hereby affirms its recognition of the responsibility that exists for the provision of access to information, prevention, care and support for all staff and students, in so far as is reasonably possible. Furthermore, the University affirms its commitment to the development of an environment that is free from discrimination, in which people living with HIV/AIDS, can feel assured of their rights being upheld, and protected.

  6. UWC HIV/AIDS policy

    The University of the Western Cape (UWC) acknowledges the seriousness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and recognises that the disease will have a significant impact on the University. The University shares the understanding of AIDS as a chronic, life-threatening disease with social, economic and human rights implications. …

  7. University of Cape Town policy on HIV infection and AIDS: a co-ordinated response to HIV/AIDS

    This document describes the University of Cape Town Policy on HIV infection and AIDS. It includes issues of confidentiality, employment contracts, AIDS education, staff and student interactions, benefits, leadership, and resources.

  8. The University of Zululand policy on HIV and AIDS (draft of a reviewed policy)

    The purpose of the document is to provide guidelines to the University with regard to the institution's response to HIV and AIDS with specific reference to its ability to continue functioning thereby preventing HIV and AIDS from undermining its potential to operate and deliver mandated services. …

  9. University of Kwazulu-Natal HIV/AIDS policy

    This policy is designed to engage prevention programmes in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Partnerships needs to be established between student and staff communities. The fundamental principle at UKZN is that of a comprehensive approach to HIV/AIDS with educational and preventive interventions as the foundation activities to safeguard the interests of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, its staff and students.

  10. Rhodes University Institutional HIV and AIDS Policy

    Rhodes University commits itself to the creation of HIV and AIDS support structures directed at enhancing the health and welfare awareness of its whole community. This policy is designed to engage prevention programmes in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Partnerships needs to be established between student and staff communities.

  11. Framework for HIV and AIDS workplace programmes for higher education in South Africa

    The HEAIDS Policy Framework on HIV and AIDS for Higher Education in South Africa is a guide against which institutions can review their existing institutional policies and programmes on HIV and AIDS. The associated Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of HIV and AIDS Policies at Higher Education Institutions in South Africa (December 2008) have been developed to enable higher education institutions to undertake this review and coordinate the development, alignment and implementation of institutional policies and programmes. …

  12. University of Kwazulu-Natal HIV/AIDS Policy

    South Africa is facing one of the most serious challenges since the demise of apartheid, in the form of HIV/AIDS. The University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) is situated in one of the Provinces most affected by this pandemic where the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS is placing a huge demand on all sectors of service delivery, economic development, teaching and learning.

  13. Policy framework on HIV and AIDS for higher education in South Africa

    The Ministry of Education and Higher Education South Africa have developed a policy framework on HIV and AIDS framed within the South African constitution, the HIV and AIDS and STI national strategic plan for South Africa, 2007-2011, and related legislation, policies and protocols. The policy framework on HIV and AIDS was developed for the sector, comprising of 23 higher education institutions and including over 700,000 students and more than 40,000 members of staff. …

  14. Policy of HIV infection and AIDS: a co-ordinated response to HIV/AIDS (as approved by Council, November 2006)

    This policy document covers issues of leadership and coordination; rights of the individual; teaching learning and research; prevention and care.

  15. University of the Free State HIV and AIDS policy: As approved by the UFS Council on 11 March 2005

    The UFS is committed to addressing HIV and AIDS in a positive, supportive and non-discriminatory approach by providing resources and leadership to implement HIV and AIDS University-based, as well as community outreach programmes.GOAL AND OBJECTIVES OF THE POLICYGOAL: To assist the UFS in responding to challenges posed in relation to HIV and AIDS.OBJECTIVES:a) Protect individual rights of confidentiality and freedom from discrimination.b) Promote (i) a sustained programme that provides counselling and support and (ii) the provision of current accurate information to the UFS community and to the …

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