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  1. Promising Practice of Stigma-mitigation Efforts from across South Africa. Reflections from: faith-based organisations, the workplace and people living with HIV/AIDS who interact with the media

    Promising practices from the three focus areas have a crucial role to play in offering leadership, vision, direction and inspiration in stigma mitigation. Faith-based organisations are important institutions in shaping values and attitudes to vulnerable people in society as well as developing appropriate and compassionate responses to social challenges. Government departments, both as employers of large numbers of South Africans and as providers of services to the population at large, are able to model exemplary policies and programmes around HIV/AIDS stigma. …

  2. Principles to Guide Programming for Orphans and other Vulnerable Children

    This document offers a set of guiding principles upon which to develop an expanded response to children and adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS. It is hoped that it will enrich discussions among stakeholders at all national and international levels. The principles and recommendations will remain open to revision, in order to reflect the ongoing dialogue and incorporate lessons learned from experience.

  3. Operational guide on gender and HIV/AIDS: a rights-based approach

    The Operational Guide tries to make the relationship between gender, human rights and HIV/AIDS obvious to those working in the development sector. More than that, it seeks to give guidance to development programmers and practitioners on how to keep these complex linkages in mind when going about their daily business. The Operational Guide gives this support by providing a coherent conceptual framework and a set of guidelines/ checklists and tools. …

  4. How to integrate gender into HIV/AIDS programs using lessons learned from USAID and partner organisations

    Of the estimated 42 million people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) at the end of 2002, 19.2 million-or about 45 percent-were women (UNAIDS and World Health Organization [WHO], 2002). In many countries around the world, the majority of new infections are occurring in women, particularly adolescents and young adults. …

  5. HIV/AIDS: the rights of learners and educators

    Schools can be the most important place to discuss the many issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. It is here where facts and information are taught and ideas debated. Education is more than just gaining skills. A sense of respect for others and taking a stand against injustice, inequality and discrimination, is as important as learning to read, write and count. Schools should be a place where we feel safe and comfortable to talk about serious subjects such as HIV/AIDS. A supportive school environment is one where all learners and educators are accepted and treated with respect. …

  6. 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. …

  7. HIV/AIDS Stigma Resource Pack

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic is a health problem in which the disease impacts not only on the physical health of individuals, but also on their social identity, making it different from most other fatal diseases. It was first associated with gay men, drug users and sex workers, individuals and groups already carrying the burden of societal stigmatisation. This created conditions to further marginalise and violate rights, and most importantly, to create perceptions that HIV/AIDS was a problem of 'others'. In South Africa this had a further racial dimension. …

  8. Siyam'kela measuring HIV/AIDS related stigma. HIV/AIDS stigma indicators: A tool for measuring the progress of HIV/AIDS stigma mitigation

    This document outlines proposed indicators of HIV/AIDS stigma, specifically focussing on internal and external stigma. Before the indicators are presented some key terms are defined. This is followed by an overview of the research approach which highlights the research process undertaken to develop these indicators.The Siyam'kela Project is a joint endeavour of the POLICY Project, the Centre for the Study of AIDS at the University of Pretoria, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Chief Directorate: HIV/AIDS and TB, National Department of Health. …

  9. Compendium. Agreements, laws and regulations guaranteeing all children equal rights to quality education in an inclusive setting. Education sector response to HIV and AIDS

    This Compendium has been developed in an effort to increase awareness of legal and moral responsibilities to ensure that all children have equal access to quality education. It is aimed at legislators, government officials, university lecturers, head teachers, teachers, student teachers, parents, education activists, and other key stakeholders. The Compendium contains a collection of short versions and excerpts from relevant conventions, agreements, laws, declarations and recommendations.

  10. 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.

  11. The UNAIDS guide to the United Nations human rights machinery

    Le but de ce guide est d'aider les organisations de services liés au SIDA, les réseaux de personnes vivant avec le VIH/SIDA et autres militants contre le SIDA à avoir accès aux organismes de défense des droits humains des Nations Unies et à jouer un rôle critique pour que le VIH/SIDA en tant que problème de droits humains demeure à l'ordre du jour de ces organismes. En effet, ceux-ci jouent un rôle essentiel pour la protection des droits humains liés au VIH parce qu'ils arrivent à comprendre les questions liées au VIH d'un point de vue des droits humains; à développer et à formuler des standards de droits humains liés au VIH; à contrôler les violations des droits humains liées au VIH et à militer pour le respect de ces normes par l'Etat dans le cadre des conventions appropriées.

  12. Mitigating HIV/AIDS Impact on Education Systems: A Multi-Sectoral Approach

    Mitigating HIV/AIDS Impact on Education Systems: A Multi-Sectoral Approach

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