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  1. HIV and AIDS mainstreaming guideline for sector responses

    The involvement of non-health sectors in national HIV and AIDS strategies is appropriate to address the causes, drivers and effects of HIV. However, HIV and AIDS sector responses with the full participation of stakeholders have remained a challenge in Namibia. Most sectors are largely unclear about the context of sector responses and their institutional and coordination structures. …

  2. Knowledge map of the multisectoral HIV and AIDS response programme in Namibia

    To mark the completion of the long-standing collaboration between GIZ and Namibia through the multisectoral HIV and AIDS programme, a decision was made to document the vast knowledge and many tools it developed in an accessible manner allowing for future use and potential scale-up of successful approaches. While the programme was launched in 2008, this document focuses on the second phase, thefive-year programme, from 2011- 2016. …

  3. Report of the regional dialogue on LGBTI human rights and health in Asia-Pacific

    The report documents the presentations and discussions made during the Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Human Rights and Health in Asia-Pacific held from 25–27 February 2015 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. The Regional Dialogue, which brought together more than 200 representatives from over 30 countries, was an important step in building consensus and strengthening the movement for legal and social change to advance the human rights of LGBTI people in Asia and the Pacific. It aimed to identify opportunities, build trust, and promote innovation and action. …

  4. Costing the impacts of gender-based violence (GBV) to business: a practical tool

    This brief presents an approach to assessing the cost impacts of GBV on businesses. The approach is adjusted from a methodology created by Duvvury et al. (2004) but also draws upon previous studies that specifically examined existing methodologies and strategies for costing GBV impacts (Williams, 2014; Day et al., 2005; Duvvury et al., 2004). …

  5. UNESCO’s Response to Ebola

    The latest outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the ‘most severe public health emergency seen in modern times’. However, its impact has gone beyond health, affecting every part of society, impeding the delivery of basic services, affecting economic sustainability of individuals and countries, and jeopardizing social cohesion. UNESCO has a key role to play in the global response. …

  6. A post-2015 development agenda: Lessons from governance of HIV responses in Asia and the Pacific

    The purpose of this report is to describe experiences and lessons learned from governance of HIV responses in Asia and the Pacific to inform discussions and debates regarding the post-2015 development agenda. Chapter 1 includes: an overview of progress towards achievement of the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) and HIV epidemic trends and in Asia and the Pacific; key features of democratic governance incorporated into HIV responses in Asia and the Pacific; and ongoing governance challenges for HIV responses in the region. …

  7. International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme SHARE: Strategic HIV/AIDS responses by enterprises. Final evaluation Nepal

    Nepal is considered a low prevalence country. Prevention efforts have focused on sub-populations who are more vulnerable than the general population, including migrant workers. Nepal has faced continuous political strife, including armed conflict in the recent past. The economy has slowed down as a result. Nepal was one of the countries chosen to be part of the International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme supported by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO). …

  8. Southern African Development Community (SADC) code on HIV/AIDS and employment

    In 1994 a process was started by a group of NGO’s and trade unions in South Africa and Zimbabwe to try and persuade SADC to develop a regional “Code of Best Practice around AIDS and Employment”. In 1997 the Code that is reprinted in this pamphlet was adopted by the SADC Council. It is now an official policy of the region and it is recommended that SADC’s 14 member states find ways to incorporate the Code’s provisions into legislation. The SADC region is severely affected by the AIDS epidemic. …

  9. HIV/AIDS in the workplace: a case study from higher education

    Purpose – This paper seeks to highlight the nature and possible effect of the South African higher education (HE) sector’s human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) workplace programmes response and progress. Design/methodology/approach – A discourse approach is employed within the contextualization of the role of the South African higher education institution (HEI) in addressing the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Findings – The focus of wellness is rapidly becoming part of any corporate landscape and institutions of HE are an integral part of this landscape. …

  10. The role of social entrepreneurship in HIV/AIDS management across the education sector in Kenya

    Purpose – The overall purpose of this study is to identify key entrepreneurial variables in the realm of social entrepreneurship that may contribute to enhancing impact mitigation of HIV/AIDS. In addition, the study seeks to establish which of the correlations between the entrepreneurial variables and management of response of impact mitigation of HIV/AIDS were significant at the 0.001 level. Design/methodology/approach – The study adopted a cross-sectional survey design. …

  11. Guidelines for Workplace Action to Reduce HIV and AIDS

    The purpose of these Guidelines is to encourage companies and organisations to introduce workplace programmes to reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS, and to guide them in the practical steps for doing so. The Papua New Guinea Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS (BAHA) is the main organisation already working with the private sector to develop workplace policies tailored to the needs of each company. These LCCI Guidelines are intended to support the work of BAHA in two ways. …

  12. Sierra Leone work place policy on HIV/AIDS action plan

    The goal of this action plan is to provide a framework that would ccontribute to the reduction of HIV/AIDS in the world of work and on its adverse consequences through the enhancement of workplace prevention, treatment and care interventions. By the end of 2012, the following objectives are to be achieved: 1. An enabling environment which promote workplace responses to HIV/AIDS would have been created; 2. Reduction in new HIV infections among Sierra Leonean workers through the promotion of workplace prevention programme to HIV/AIDS; 3. …

  13. Sierra Leone workplace policy on HIV/AIDS

    This policy will guide the national response to HIV/AIDS in the world of work. It is a framework for action at the workplace to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, to manage its impact and ensure the best possible outcomes for workers, employees and the nation in this context. …

  14. HIV and AIDS mainstreaming guidelines for the public, private and civil society organisations

    These guidelines aim at providing a step by step appraoch to the HIV and AIDS mainstreaming process for public, private and civil society organisations. They have been developed taking into consideration the differences in the conext and processes at policy and macro level, sectoral level, decentralised level, in private sector, and civil society organisations. The guidelines contain the following sections: a) Introduction: this section outlines the background information on HIV and AIDS; the purpose of the guidelines; the intended users of the guidelines and how the guidelines can be used. …

  15. Toolkit of HIV and Aids and responsible tourism models in the Caribbean: Accelerating the private sector response to HIV/AIDS in Jamaica and Barbados

    The project was informed by research that included a literature review and group sessions with representatives from private sector organisations, donor organisations, employer and employee unions and Government, in nine Caribbean countries. At that time, most private sector interventions could be categorised as awareness and sensitisation programmes, such as conferences, seminars, World AIDS Day events and printed materials. Very few had developed workplace policies. …

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