HIV, the Law and Human Rights in the African Human Rights System: Key Challenges and Opportunities for Rights-Based Responses — Report on the Study of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Despite many achievements, stigma, discrimination, gender inequality, violence and other human rights violations continue to make people vulnerable to the epidemic and hinder access to HIV services. AIDS activists and civil society organisations that were critical to successes to date are increasingly confronted by laws, policies and practices that create barriers to their registration, operations, activities and funding.
In this five-minute video, Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola – director at Stellenbosch University’s Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS, who is well recognized for her activism to ensure affordable access to health services for people living with HIV – gives her perspective on what it will take for Africa to put up a notable fight against what is being termed by experts as a looming resurgence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. On 10 December 2018, Ms.
Without addressing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, the world will not achieve the goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
An alliance of global key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and our supporters, has formed to organize an alternative international community-led event.
Titled, HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response, the event is scheduled to take place in Mexico City, July 6-8, 2020, and will run concurrently with the first half of the international AIDS conference.
In 2012, the Global Commission on HIV and the Law called on countries to outlaw discrimination, repeal punitive laws and enact protective laws to promote public health and human rights for effective HIV responses. Today, more than 89 countries have taken action to repeal or reform laws.
UNAIDS has just launched a new initiative to highlight the imperative need to treat people with respect and dignity in order to achieve positive social change, including ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
The Guttmacher-Lancet Commission’s report lays out the scope of the unfinished sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) agenda; articulates a bold and evidence-based vision for SRHR that is grounded in human rights; provides an integrated, new definition of SRHR to guide this vision; and recommends a comprehensive package of essential SRHR interventions, going beyond the commonly recognized components of sexual and reproductive health.