Addressing punitive and discriminatory laws that are impeding the HIV response in BangladeshPublished on Thursday, 13 June 2013 14:55
[Originally published as a contribution by Edmund Settle, UNDP in the UNDP Asia-Pacific Weekly Highlights Newsletter.]
The National AIDS Program, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), held a 2-day long national legal consultation on AIDS with a view to develop a time bound plan of action for the amendment of priority punitive and discriminatory laws that are impeding the HIV response in Bangladesh.
Around 70 participants from government, judiciary, law enforcement agencies, civil society, UN agencies, media, women rights organizations, faith based organizations, Bangladesh Parliament and sexual orientation and gender identities (SOGI) community attended this event. Advocate Md Qamrul Islam MP, State Minister, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs opened this occasion, and Barrister Sara Hossain, leading Human Rights activist of Bangladesh, facilitated this 2-day long event.
This follow-up event to the Global Commission on HIV and the Law was supported by UNDP under the South Asia Multi-Country Global Fund Programme (MSA-910-G01-H).
Source: UNDP APRC Weekly Highlights Archive