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:
The second meeting of the African Regional Judges' Forum on HIV, Human Rights and the Law was held on 18-19 June in Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-three judges representing the senior judiciary from 13 African countries participated in the Forum. Jurisdictions represented included the judiciary of Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The second meeting therefore had representation from Eastern, Southern and Western Africa and from the Small Island nations.
Recommend extension of AU Roadmap on Shared Responsibility and Global Solidarity to 2020
Sandton–16 June 2015: African leaders on Sunday during the statutory AIDS Watch Africa (AWA) luncheon meeting adopted the report of AIDS Watch Africa Member States Experts on AIDS, TB and Malaria. The report comes at a critical juncture when the the African Union is reviewing its key health frameworks that will come to an end in 2015. At the global level countries are finalising negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals that will supersede the Millenium Development Goals at the same time.
A Mid-Term Evaluation report has been released on the "Strengthening Regional and National Legislative Environments to Support the Human Rights of LGBT People and Women and Girls affected by HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa" project. The project was launched by UNDP Regional Centre for Africa, with the assistance of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), as part of committment to follow up on the recommendations from the Global Commission on HIV and the Law. The Mid-Term Evaluation has been conducted by the Program on Global Health and Human Rights, Institute for Global Health at the University of Southern California, with support from UNDP, to identify the successes and challenges of the project to date, and support the achievement and sustainability of project outcomes
On the 4th of October 2014, a Consultation on Police and HIV was held in Amsterdam.
The Consultation came about as a result of the recognition of a need for co-ordination and collaboration between all these agencies working with police in the HIV response, and better planning and sharing of resources and experience. It was convened by the Law Enforcement and HIV Network (LEAHN), and co-organised by the Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health (CLEPH), the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and Birkbeck School of Law at the University of London. The Consultation and individual delegates received support from Aids Fonds, AIDS Foundation East West, Birkbeck School, COC Nederland, Soros Foundations, UNAIDS , UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC Vienna and Regional and Country offices and WHO. Reflecting the particular importance of the issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, simultaneous interpretation was provided in Russian, with funding from COC Nederland and UNDP.