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  1. Child Protection Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Their Families in Côte d'Ivoire

    This case study examines Legal Units in Côte d'Ivoire, a network of individuals and resources that can be tapped as needed to protect the rights of children and their families. Their mission is to help resolve legal problems for OVC and their families either by mediation or prosecution, and to raise awareness about children's rights among OVC and their communities.

  2. Suffering in silence: the links between human rights abuses and HIV transmission to girls in Zambia

    The catastrophe of HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome) in Africa, which has already claimed over 18 million lives on that continent, has hit girls and women harder than boys and men. …

  3. Kenya: In the Shadow of Death: HIV/AIDS and Children's Rights in Kenya

    Depicted as an economic, social and development crisis, HIV/AIDS is less well understood as a human rights crisis, though the rights of persons living with and at risk of AIDS have figured in AIDS policy development from the beginning. Exploring these ideas, the document compares the treatment of the epidemic with the policies for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections and other stigmatized illnesses. The group hardest hit is children, due to their inability to provide for themselves and in many cases, the lack of education. …

  4. HIV/AIDS and young people: hope for tomorrow

    This booklet examines the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people, looking at why they are being hit by the epidemic. It puts forward some ideas for HIV/AIDS prevention education and lists some principles for working with young people.

  5. Rights based Approach to the Care and Protection of Orphans

    This paper discusses the rights of children particularly in a world with HIV/AIDS. It explores how the way children affects the lives that they live. The thrust is on how to ensure that a child's rights are actually accessible to him/her through particular policies.

  6. Discussion Paper: Principals to Guide Programming for Orphans and other Vulnerable Children

    This document aims to accelerate a process to build consensus on guiding principles for an expanded response to children and adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS. This effort is grounded in and driven by the firm conviction that children living in AIDS-affected communities have the right to protect themselves from becoming infected with HIV, and must not be forced into situations where they face risks of infection with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. …

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