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  1. Working on HIV and AIDS in education: system and workplace responses for and by education sector workers

    The Symposium "Working on HIV and AIDS in education: System and workplace responses for and by education sector workers" took place in Brussels, Belgium on 2 December 2010. The Symposium was convened by the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education and preceded the UNAIDS IATT on Education's members meeting on 3 December 2010. Education International (EI) and International Labour Organization (ILO) co-hosted the Symposium. …

  2. Dominica Association of Teachers policy on HIV/AIDS for the teaching profession

    The objectives of this policy are: to ensure a supportive work environment for staff infected and affected by HIV/AIDS; to eliminate stigma and discrimination in the workplace on the basis of real or perceived HIV status or vulnerability to HIV infection; to reduce the number of new infections among teachers, their families and to ensure that the rights of teachers living with HIV/AIDS are fully respected.

  3. Report to the expert committee on the application of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO recommendation on the status of teachers and 1997 UNESCO recommendation concerning the status of higher education teaching personnel

    Education International (EI) has been invited to present its report to the triennial meeting of the Expert Committee on the Application of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation on the Status of Teachers and the 1997 UNESCO Recommendation on the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel (CEART) in 2009. EI's Report to CEART aims to assess the implementation of the mentioned recommendations from the perspective of education personnel represented by teachers' unions worldwide. …

  4. Leadership in the HIV and AIDS response: a toolkit for teachers' unions to promote health and improve education

    This kit has been developed in the framework of the EI/EDC/WHO EFAIDS programme to help unions, their members, and teachers around the world protect themselves and their colleagues from HIV infection, and take effective leadership for HIV and AIDS and health education in schools. The toolkit builds on the experience of EI in its HIV and AIDS programmes, which has since developed into the EFAIDS programme, through which unions have trained tens of thousands teachers in more than 40 countries using the Teachers' Exercise Book for HIV Prevention. …

  5. TIWOLOKE: HIV and AIDS in the education workplace in Malawi

    TIWOLOKE (Stepping Stones) is a workplace-focused behaviour change model targeting primary school teachers in Malawi's education system. Implemented since 2006 by ActionAid in Malawi with support from Malawi's National AIDS Commission and the UK's Department for International Development (DfID), the intervention has reached 7,600 teachers in its first phase. TIWOLOKE has also supported the development of T'LIPO, the country's first national network of teachers living positively with HIV and AIDS, which has recruited 2, 500 teachers since June 2007. …

  6. Namibia National Teachers Union HIV and AIDS workplace policy

    According to the 2006 National HIV sentinel survey, Namibia has an HIV prevalence rate of 19.9% thus calling for all sectors, including NANTU as the main player in education sector (which is social transformation tool), to mainstream HIV and AIDS into all strategies and programs to address and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS in society. …

  7. Workplace policies in public education: a review focusing on HIV/AIDS

    Policy governs many aspects of the professional lives of educators. It is also central to their and the sector's response to crises such as the HIV/AIDS epidemic. As such policy can contribute directly to curtailing the attrition of educators, by encouraging and providing protection against threats such as HIV/AIDS, and by creating a positive and supportive working environment. This study examines workplace and HIV/AIDS policies from the Department of Education (DoE) and the HIV/AIDS policies of two trade unions, as part of a broader study looking at the attrition of educators. …

  8. Response of the education sector in the Commonwealth Caribbean to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. A preliminary overview

    The intention of this note is to provide information on the education sector response to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, with particular reference to the concerns of the ILO for efforts to develop and apply workplace policies on HIV/AIDS in schools, training institutions and universities.

  9. Inclusion is the answer: unions involving and supporting educators living with HIV. A toolkit for educators and their unions

    Education International, Education Development Center, and the World Health Organisation have developed this toolkit to help educators and their unions support and involve educators who are living with HIV. Emphasis is placed on eliminating stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV in order to enable support and involvement in all union activities. …

  10. Global reach: how trade unions are responding to AIDS. Case studies of union action

    Global Reach: how trade unions are responding to AIDS is a set of 11 case studies which illustrate the wide range of responses by trade unions to the HIV epidemic.The case studies, based on the experiences of working people in Africa, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean, show that the massive memberships and well-structured networks of trade unions are a powerful tool in the response to HIV. …

  11. Education for All HIV and AIDS: the teachers' union response

    In order to better meet the needs of teachers' representatives worldwide, EI and its partners decided to merge two key training programmes dealing with Education For All and HIV and AIDS prevention in schools. The two issues are inextricably linked. HIV and AIDS represent a direct threat to reaching the "Education For All" goals, whilst lack of schooling contributes to the further spread of the epidemic. The publication presents the two separate EI programmes - EFA and HIV and AIDS - and shows why EI chose to combine them. …

  12. An HIV and AIDS workplace policy for the education sector in southern Africa

    This policy is based on the ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work (hereafter, "the ILO code of practice"), adopted by an international tripartite meeting convened by the ILO in 2001, and includes key concepts and principles of the ILO code of practice. Development of the Policy has resulted from collaboration between ILO and UNESCO.The Policy was carefully reviewed and modified during a tripartite workshop held in Maputo, Mozambique, 30 November - 2 December 2005, composed of representatives from seven southern African countries. …

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