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New three-year project launched on sexual and reproductive health and rights of LGBT people in Africa

During the last week of November 2015, UNDP and the Governments of Norway and Sweden signed an agreement for US$4.2 million for a three year project in Africa. The Project, titled "Strengthening Regional and National Legislative Environments for HIV/SRHR to support the Enjoyment of Human Rights of LGBT People and Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa – Phase II", follows the successful completion of its first phase during 2013-2015.

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«Connais tes droits » : 42 150 personnes acceptent le dépistage du VIH-SIDA

Le PNUD, l'ONUSIDA, des partenaires internationaux et nationaux ont initié une série de campagnes de sensibilisation contre le VIH, les violences sexuelles, les inégalités Genre couplée au dépistage volontaire du VIH en faveur des groupes vulnérables notamment les jeunes, les femmes, les professionnels du sexe, les motos taximen, les commerçantes et les commerçants, les militaires, les policiers et leurs dépendants, les leaders religieux et les détenus.

La campagne « Connais tes droits » s'est déroulée dans 4 villes : Goma, Bukavu, Mbuji-Mayi et Lubumbashi. À Goma, capitale de la province du Nord-Kivu, les partenaires de la campagne avaient pour objectif de dépister au moins 10 000 personnes (hommes, femmes, jeunes filles et garçons). Dans les villes de Bukavu et Mbuji-Mayi, les organisateurs ciblaient le chiffre de 8000 hommes et femmes pour passer un test volontaire du VIH, dont 4000 par ville.

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Ministers of Justice and Attorney Generals of the African Union Adopt the Model Law on Medical Products Regulation in Africa

The African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Justice and Legal Affairs has adopted the Model Law on Medical Product Regulation in Africa during its meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 12 to 13 November 2015. The Model Law is aimed at providing a framework to support member states and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in their endeavour to strengthen and harmonise regulation of medical products. It offers a comprehensive guide to AU member states in the review and development of national legislation on medical products regulation. The Model Law also supports the creation of an enabling regulatory environment for the private sector to deliver quality, safe and efficacious medical products and technologies to the African population.

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Homa Bay Court Users Committee Pledge to Develop a Strategic Plan to address Issues of HIV and AIDS in the County

At the end of a two day dialogue held on 14-15 August 2015, members of the Homa Bay Court Users Committee (CUC) committed to develop a strategic plan that will inform their intervention on HIV related human rights. The CUC members appreciated the opportunity that KELIN provided in exposing the human rights violations that people living with HIV (PLHIV) face, and acquisition of the relevant legal knowledge to address them. The CUC includes members of the Judiciary, Kenya Police Service, Kenya Prison Service, the Probation Department, the Children's Department, Chiefs and Community members, amongst others.

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KELIN & UNDP Kenya undertake the First County Dialogue on HIV, Human Rights & the Law in Homa Bay County

Twenty-five members of the Homa Bay Court Users Committee (CUC) will participate in a dialogue on HIV, Human Rights and the Law that takes place from the 14-15 August, 2015 in Homa Bay County. This is the first dialogue to be undertaken by KELIN & UNDP-Kenya at the county level as one of the initiatives aimed at taking forward the recommendations of previous regional Judicial Dialogues on HIV, Human Rights and the Law held in 2013 and 2014.

The county dialogue seeks to achieve the following:

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