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Living with HIV/Aids

Brief on the Importance of Legal Aid in HIV Prevention and Treatment

Open Society Foundations,

For criminalized populations such as drug users, sex workers, and men who have sex with men, difficulties with the legal system impose a substantial barrier to HIV prevention and treatment. In multiple countries, HIV prevention programs have documented police harassment at methadone and needle exchange sites, prosecution for possession of sterile injection paraphernalia, and detention or police questioning as…

Access to Justice: Evaluating the Law, Health and Human Rights Programmes in Kenya

Sofia Gruskin, Kelly Safreed-Harmon, Tamar Ezer, Anne Gathumbi, Jonathan Cohen, Patricia Kameri-Mbote,

In Kenya, human rights violations have a marked impact on the health of people living with HIV. Integrating legal literacy and legal services into healthcare appears to be an effective strategy to empower vulnerable groups and address underlying determinants of health. Legal empowerment programmes have the potential to promote accountability, reduce stigma and discrimination and contribute…

Integrating Interventions on Maternal, Mortality, Morbidity, and HIV: A Human Rights-Based Framework and Approach

Susana Fried, Brianna Harrison, Kelly Starcevich, Corinne Whitaker, Tiana O'Konek,

Maternal, mortality, and morbidity (MMM) and HIV represent interlinked challenges arising from common causes, magnifying their respective impacts and producing related consequences. Accordingly, an integrated response will lead to the most effective approach for both. Shared structural drivers include gender inequality; gender-based violence (including sexual violence); economic disempowerment; and stigma and discrimination in access to…

Women’s Property Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS – Uganda

UGANET, UNDP,

This resource provides case studies that depict the plight of various women in Uganda struggling with land rights and HIV/AIDS and how UGANET approaches their cases.

Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

UGANET,

This resource provides a variety of mediation case studies related to gender-based violence and domestic abuse for rural families in Uganda based on the work of UGANET.

Community Based Paralegal Training – Participant’s Manual

Judith Chikonde Foundation,

This training by the Judith Chikonde Foundation (JCF) is designed for Mupambe Community Based Paralegal in comprehensive HIV and AIDS Information and Gender Based Violence (GBV). Completion of this training will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to apply an Evidence-Based Approach to Social and Behavior Change Communication. Learning Objectives At the end of…

Access to Justice for People Affected by HIV/AIDS

Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, UGANET,

This resource provides a series of case studies from UGANET on their initiative for providing access to justice through grassroots paralegals for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Access to Socio-Economic Rights for Non-Nationals in the Southern African Development Community

Open Society Foundations,

This report was commissioned by the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) to inform their advocacy strategy for the next five years in the SADC region in respect of the rights of non-nationals, as well as the cross- cutting issues of access to socio-economic rights (including health rights) that address the requirements of people affected or infected by HIV and AIDS….

HIV/AIDS & Human Rights for PLWHAs Quarterly Reporting Tool

Christian Health Association of Kenya,

This resource by CHAK is a quarterly reporting tool for work on HIV/AIDS and human rights.

Paralegal Referral Form

Women's Legal Centre,

This resource by WLC is a template for a paralegal referral form.

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