HIV and human rights manual for the Democratic Republic of the Congo releasedPublished on Monday, 18 November 2013 13:04
A manual on HIV and human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, entitled Le VIH/SIDA et les droits de l’homme en Republique Democratique du Congo: Manuel de formation, has been published by the UNDP DR Congo Country Office in collaboration with UNDP RSC Africa.
The objectives of the manual are: (a) to give readers an idea of the link between HIV and human rights; (b) identify ways in which laws and policies can and should promote an effective response to HIV and AIDS in the DR Congo; (c) provide technical skills to advocate for human rights in general and particularly in times of armed conflict; and (d) provide guidance on ways to strengthen the human rights-based response to HIV and AIDS in DRC. The manual was piloted in a number of provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is being used to sensitise key stakeholders, including members of civil society, parliamentarians and people living with HIV, on the importance of a human rights-based approach to HIV. A key section of the publication focuses on HIV and human rights issues in post-conflict situations. The manual is targeted for use in countries with similar situations to that of the DR Congo, but could be adopted for use in other locations as well.
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