A review of treaties and declarations, labour laws, strategies and programs relating to HIV and AIDS in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa and Eswatini
This review is composed of three assessment studies in relation to HIV and AIDS in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland, and explores health seeking attitudes of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and what mechanisms and/or proposals the five countries have put in place to protect rights of PLHIV as they access services in health centres, including efforts to address stigma and discrimination.
The assessment studies are:
- Review on ratification of treaties and declarations relating to stigma and discrimination and the progress made to get human rights treaties and declarations implemented in the five countries and how can they be strengthened;
- A review on the national labour legislation against the South African Development Community (SADC) Model Law provision on HIV and AIDS and the Right to Work (Article 23). Current labour legislation(s) in the five countries were reviewed against the provisions of the model law to strengthen access to justice for citizens; and
- Review on the understanding of Positive Prevention as well as positive prevention strategies and programmes in the five countries.