Launch of Regional Dialogue Resources! Published on Friday, 15 June 2012 05:19 On International Human Rights Day, Mr. Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Chair of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law & Ex-President of Brazil, is launching the Regional Dialogue…
The National Dialogue on HIV and the Law in El Salvador was held on 12-13 June 2012 with the participation of 120 people from civil society, government representatives and observers. The objective of the dialogue was to elaborate strategies to tackle discrimination against people living with HIV and identify existing obstacles and best practices. In 2012 El Salvador had 27 700 reported cases of HIV with 1 600 new cases of HIV infection every year. HIV-related discrimination remains a serious issue in the country with stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV at all levels from work, school, and health, to economic and social levels.
The Regional Dialogue on HIV and the Law that was organized in Sao Paulo in 2011 generated genuine interest among participants to the extent that the HIV, Health and Development Cluster received requests from 8 countries to replicate the experience at country level.
Between 2011 and the end of 2013, the regional cluster assisted Belize, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Guatemala to carry out national dialogues, applying the same methodology as the Sao Paulo regional dialogue.
A National Dialogue on HIV and the Law was held on 5-6 December 2011, in Panama City, Panama. The national dialogue was convened by Red Nacional de Personas con VIH de Panamá (REDPA+), and was supported by UNDP Regional Service Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC) as a follow-up activity of the Latin America Regional Dialogue of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, held in June 2011, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Across the region, people living with HIV and populations at higher risk of exposure to HIV including men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers and people who inject drugs, routinely face human rights violations. These violations include police harassment, sexual assault and violence, as well as discrimination, job dismissal, unequal access to education, housing and reduced access to HIV treatment
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