On 27-28 May, 2014, the AU Convened the AIDS Watch Africa Experts’ Consultative Committee Meeting in Mauritania which was inaugurated by a Representative of the Minister of Health, Mauritania. The AWA Experts comprised of senior officials from RECs and national AIDS control organisations across Africa. UNDP and its partners of the Africa Forum on HIV and the Law were invited as observers to the 2-day deliberations. In addition, UNDP RSC made two critical presentations for consideration by the Experts Consultative Committee
The Africa Forum on HIV and the Law is a Forum that deliberates over issues of law and human rights in Africa in the context of HIV, and to notice progress on the recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law in the Continent.
Botswana has embarked on a process aimed at generating evidence to inform the HIV policy and related legal reviews that would address the human rights aspects of the pandemic in a country with the second highest HIV prevalence rate in the world.
Thirteen year-old Barbara Apire lives in Boroboro village, Adekokwok sub-county, in Lira district, Northern Uganda. Barbara’s mother died of Aids-related illnesses when she was 12, leaving her in the care of an aunt.
Before she died, Barbara’s mother was running a successful grain business in BoroBoro trading centre, and had managed to acquire some prime property which provided a decent and comfortable living for the family. But soon after her death, relatives grabbed the property, and most of the household belongings, leaving nothing for the girl’s welfare.
The Minister of Justice and Human Rights and the Congolese Organisation of People living with HIV (UCOP+) organised on the 26 and 27 November the National Dialogue on HIV and the Law in Kinshasa with the support of UNDP, UNAIDS and PEPFAR. This event aimed at creating an interactive dialogue on human rights and HIV among different stakeholders such as Government representatives, HIV experts, parliamentarians, representatives of civil society, legal experts, human rights defenders and people living with HIV including key populations such as sex workers and men who have sex with men.
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