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  1. HIV/AIDS and teacher absenteeism: implications for attainment of quality education in Uganda

    This powerpoint presents a qualitative study carried out in the districts of Bushenyi (rural without civil conflict), Katakwi (rural and affected by armed conflict) and Kampala (urban). It looks at the nature and magnitude of teachers’ absenteeism and the extent to which HIV/AIDS has escalated it and assesses the impact of HIV/AIDS-based teachers’ absenteeism on the attainment of the quality of education. The study also proposes functional solutions to address the causes and effects of teachers absenteeism with specific emphasis on HIV/AIDS-based absenteeism.

  2. Voices of HIV and AIDS-affected educators: How they are psychosocially affected and how REds enabled their resilience

    The aim of this article is to hear the voices of HIV- and AIDS-affected educators regarding their experiences of the psychosocial effect that the HIV and AIDS pandemic has on them as well as to voice their experiences of how Resilient Educators (REds), a support programme to enable educators affected by HIV and AIDS towards resilience, enabled them. A qualitative study was undertaken with 100 affected educators from different provinces in South Africa. Open-ended questionnaires were used to collect data prior to and after exposure to REds. …

  3. Employment policies for the young people infected with HIV/AIDS

    The purpose of this article is to analyse the topic of the young people infected with HIV/AIDS (the social group most affected by this virus both in Romania, and worldwide), stressing on the forms of including these people on the labour market. The first part of the article is a brief introduction into the matter of HIV/AIDS and it provides several statistics and estimates on the infection with HIV/AIDS worldwide and in Romania. …

  4. Code of good practice on key aspects of HIV/AIDS and employment. Department of Labour, Employment Equity Act, Act No. 55 of 1998

    The Code’s primary objective is to set out guidelines for employers and trade unions to implement so as to ensure individuals with HIV infection are not unfairly discriminated against in the workplace. This includes provisions regarding: creating a non-discriminatory work environment; dealing with HIV testing, confidentiality and disclosure; providing equitable employee benefits; dealing with dismissals; and managing grievance procedures.

  5. Lei nº 5/2002 de 5 de Fevereiro

    A presente Lei estabelece os princípios gerais visando garantir que todos os trabalhadores e candidatos a emprego não sejam discriminados nos locais de trabalho ou quando se candidatam a emprego, por serem suspeitos ou portadores do HIV/SIDA. A presente Lei aplica-se, sem qualquer discriminação, a todos os trabalhadores e candidatos a emprego, na Administração Pública e outros sectores públicos ou privados, incluindo os trabalhadores domésticos.

  6. Politique nationale de lutte contre le VIH et SIDA sur le lieu de travail

    La présente politique nationale vise à garantir aux travailleurs un développement socio économique durable par une approche cohérente et équitable de la lutte contre le VIH/sida sur le lieu de travail et la gestion des conséquences de l'infection notamment en termes de traitement, de soins et de soutien aux travailleurs vivant avec le VIH/sida. Elle s'adresse au gouvernement, aux employeurs publics et privés, aux travailleurs de l'économie formelle et informelle et à leurs représentants, aux associations professionnelles, aux acteurs et institutions intervenant dans le monde du travail.

  7. UWC HIV/AIDS policy

    The University of the Western Cape (UWC) acknowledges the seriousness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and recognises that the disease will have a significant impact on the University. The University shares the understanding of AIDS as a chronic, life-threatening disease with social, economic and human rights implications. …

  8. HIV/AIDS policy for the Swaziland public service

    This policy seeks to: define those areas where HIV/AIDS can impact on the public service and its employees and clearly state the position of the public service in terms of management of all aspects of the problem; assist all role players to manage HIV/AIDS in the workplace appropriately; create a safe working environment for all employees; discourage discriminatory responses in the workplace to anybody know or suspected to have HIV/AIDS.

  9. HIV and AIDS Related Employment Discrimination in China

    This report summarizes a broad body of existing research as well as reviews new research conducted by the ILO and Maries Stopes International. The findings point to a trend of increasing discrimination against workers that contradicts both national policies and international standards. …

  10. Recommendation concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010 (No. 200)

    This recommandation is a response to the fact that HIV and AIDS have a serious impact on society and economies, on the world of work in both the formal and informal sectors, on workers, their families and dependants, on the employers' and workers' organizations and on public and private enterprises, and undermine the attainment of decent work and sustainable development. It presents general principles and national policies that members of ILO should adopt about prevention, stigma, discrimination, treatment, support and information.

  11. National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS

    Nigerian Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity published this workplace policy in collaboration with other stakeholders in the labour sector. They have jointly identified the need to develop it because workplace has been identified as one of the crucial steps in the efforts aimed at HIV prevention, protection of rights of workers infected/affected by the pandemic. A rights-based and participatory approach was used to develop this policy. …

  12. Rhodes University Institutional HIV and AIDS Policy

    Rhodes University commits itself to the creation of HIV and AIDS support structures directed at enhancing the health and welfare awareness of its whole community. This policy is designed to engage prevention programmes in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Partnerships needs to be established between student and staff communities.

  13. Siyam'kela measuring HIV/AIDS related stigma. Tackling HIV/AIDS stigma: guidelines for the workplace

    Because stigma has an impact on prevention and care it is important to address it directly. However stigma-mitigation practice has not been well informed by theory and research. An urgent need was identified for indicators of stigma, which can be used to develop interventions and measure their success. …

  14. Managing HIV/AIDS in the Workplace. Examples of nine Non-Governmental Organisations in South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

    Managing HIV/AIDS in the Workplace. Examples of nine Non-Governmental Organisations in South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe is commissioned by Novib/Oxfam Netherlands and seeks to capture the experiences and lessons of implementing HIV mainstreaming internally , within the context of Oxfam's non-governmental organisation (NGO) partner workplaces in southern Africa. …

  15. Workplace HIV and AIDS Policy for the Education Sector

    Namibia has a high HIV prevalence rate and as a result, the Education Sector is experiencing an increase in employee absenteeism; high attrition rate as well as low levels of productivity. The Education Sector is the nation's largest single employer engaging approximately 38 000 employees. These amongst many, comprise of managers, professionals and support staff. Some of these employees are infected or affected by the HIV and AIDS pandemic. This poses a great challenge on the financial and human resources of the education Sector. …

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