Information on "Best Practices in Documenting Human Rights Abuses" (Tuesday July 20 2010, from 14:30-18:00, in Mini Room 1) - includes a focus on approaches to empowering and involving PLWH and affected communities. Requesting your response and ideas...

Facilitated by Sara Davis from the United States and Karyn Kaplan from Thailand, this workshop is designed for grassroots non-govermental organisations (NGOs) from marginalised communities such as people living with HIV (PLHIV), sex workers, drug users, women, and ethnic minorities. It will provide basic-level skills training in how to train members of our communities to plan and carry out human rights research, including the advocacy plan, project design, conducting human rights interviews, and producing the final project. The workshop is part of a two-year process through which Asia Catalyst, Thai AIDS Treatment Action Group, and Korekata AIDS Law Center are working with marginalised communities to design a 3-book human rights manual in English, Chinese, and Thai. Copies of the first book will be distributed.

What questions or observations would you like the presenters to consider in this session? What observations or ideas do you have related to advancing positive action on this theme? Please engage through this forum; click on "submit a group post" and share your thoughts with us!