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  1. Analysis of the situation and response to HIV/AIDS in Belize 2011: Policy and legislative review

    This document is a compilation of the laws and policies that make up the legal framework associated with Belize’s national response to HIV/AIDS. Its primary purpose is to serve as a source of legal and policy information for policy makers and HIV/AIDS program developers and implementers. The document begins with a brief summary of a 2008/2009 legislative review initiated by the National AIDS Commission (NAC) to identify legislative gaps in the national response to HIV/AIDS. Following this discussion is a table listing key national laws and policies related to health and HIV/AIDS. …

  2. A case for legal protection for sexual minority educators

    Discrimination based on sexual orientation in K–12 education is not prohibited in many school districts across the United States. Teachers who are of the sexual minority (gay, lesbian, or bisexual) must remain closeted or risk losing their jobs. A history of past court decisions and laws deeming sexual minorities to be degenerates from which children should be protected, coupled with little legal protection for sexual minorities, have pressured many educators into remaining quiet about their identity. …

  3. National workplace policy on HIV/AIDS

    The National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS is a framework for action by government, employers and workers to deal effectively with HIV/AIDS at the workplace. The policy takes into consideration the effects of HIV/AIDS on the most productive segment of the workforce and as such, views the problems associated with HIV/AIDS in terms of the significant negative implications they hold for production and national development. It accepts that proper management of the situation will benefit all stakeholders in the society by safeguarding production and national development. …

  4. Belize policy on HIV/AIDS in the world of work

    The Belize Policy on HIV/AIDS in the World of Work is created by the Government of Belize (i.e. representatives of Ministries of Labour, Health, National Development, Human Development and Education) and the social partners (i.e. workers' associations, business associations, people living with HIV/AIDS, non-governmental organizations) in response to Belize's recognition of the world of work as an appropriate place to offer HIV/AIDS information, education for behavioural change, services and protection of workers. …

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