Toolkit: Scaling Up HIV-related Legal Services (Spanish Language version)Published on Monday, 07 October 2013 03:05
The Toolkit has been adapted to the Latin American region, and includes a Foreword to the Spanish version by Ms. Ana Helena Chacón-Echeverría of Costa Rica, a former Commissioner of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law. HIV-related legal services are an essential component of an effective national HIV response.
They should be accessible and affordable to all communities affected by the epidemic. However, such legal services are often absent or inadequate to meet the needs of these populations. Capacity building as well as guidance and tools on the programmatic elements, planning, costing, monitoring and evaluation of HIV-related legal service are essential for scaling up these programs. This Toolkit is a joint initiative of IDLO, UNAIDS and UNDP.
It describes eight different models for delivering HIV-related legal services, and gives guidance on how to design and expand such services in different contexts and settings. It also describes how to build the capacity of legal sector workers, how to monitor and evaluate these programs, and how to mobilize resources for them. The Toolkit is now available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, and Russian.
It has been disseminated by IDLO, UNAIDS and UNDP across Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America to support government national AIDS programs, lawyers and civil society organizations provide better legal services for people living with HIV and key affected populations. You can find the Toolkit on the IDLO website at www.idlo.int/healthlaw in the Publications Section.
Please contact IDLO legal officer for Latin America, Ms. Olga Lucía Pérez at firstname.lastname@example.org for any information about the Toolkit or IDLO’s program on HIV-related legal services and rights in Latin America. Best regards, IDLO HIV and Health Law Program