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  1. Orphans and other vulnerable children in Namibia - their right to education and holistic support and development

    The author describes exploratory studies on children's rights in Namibia and the services provided to children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and makes some recommendations on the need for education and provision of support for their holistic development.

  2. Letting them fail: Government neglect and the right to education for children affected by AIDS

    Governments in sub-Saharan Africa have failed to address the extraordinary barriers to education faced by children who are orphaned or otherwise affected by HIV/AIDS. An estimated 43 million school-age children do not attend school in the region. HIV/AIDS has caused unprecedented rates of adult mortality, leaving millions of children without parental care to ensure their access to education. …

  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 prevention and care among especially vulnerable young people: a framework for action

    Drawing on an overview of research conducted for WHO's Department of HIV/AIDS, this paper outlines some of the issues that need to be addressed when working on HIV/AIDS prevention with young people. …

  5. 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.

  6. Convention on the rights of the child: HIV/AIDS and the rights of the child

    Convention on the rights of the child: HIV/AIDS and the rights of the child

  7. Care for orphans, children affected by HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable children: a strategic framework

    This document provides a strategic framework to assist national and local planners, implementers, and donors in setting priorities, and outlines the steps necessary to develop responsive care and support programs for orphans, children affected by AIDS and other vulnerable children. It also elaborates on the role that FHI can play in this effort.

  8. Children and young people in a world of AIDS

    "Les enfants et les jeunes dans un monde frappé par le SIDA" examine la "Déclaration d'engagement sur le VIH/SIDA" adopté par l'Assemblée des Nations Unies en sa Session extraordinaire du 21 juin 2001. Il étudie aussi les engagements relatifs à la prévention de la transmission verticale, les soins et soutiens à apporter aux enfants affectés par le VIH/SIDA, la protection des jeunes contre l'épidémie et le calendrier d'exécution de ces objectifs.

  9. UNICEF Policy on Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: Issue Briefs: Child Protection

    This paper discusses UNICEF's policy on Children Affected by HIV/AIDS globally. It contains statistics of the situation of these vulnerbale children and offers strategies on how to mitigate the impact of the epidemic on them.

  10. 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.

  11. 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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