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Rights - Evidence - ACTion (REAct) Guide
November 9, 2017

Rights - Evidence - ACTion (REAct) Guide

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"REAct is based on strong community leadership and South-to South learning exchange principles." - Monika Sigrist and Isobel Fergus This guide provides an introduction to Rights - Evidence - ACTion (REAct), a secure, information technology ...

Confronting Discrimination: Overcoming HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination in Health-Care Settings and Beyond
October 3, 2017

Confronting Discrimination: Overcoming HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination ...

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"Putting the world on track to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 requires a persistent global effort to eliminate HIV-related stigma and discrimination alongside wider efforts to address marginalization and exclusion in health care."

ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report
September 20, 2017

ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report

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"ALL IN...recognizes the importance of a holistic, multi-sectoral approach towards addressing risk and vulnerability in adolescents, seeking to drive this fast-track effort through partnerships that combine forces to improve leadership, ...

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and HCV Programmes with People Who Inject Drugs: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions
May 17, 2017

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and HCV Programmes with People Who Inject ...

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This tool aims to support countries in fast-tracking their response to HIV among people who inject drugs, who are 28 times more likely to be living with HIV than the general population and whose global rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is 52%. ...

Pioneering HIV Services for and with Men Having Sex with Men in MENA
March 30, 2017

Pioneering HIV Services for and with Men Having Sex with Men in MENA

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"Deeply rooted HIV-related stigma and discrimination [in the MENA region], apparent in laws, policies, and programmes, and at all levels of society, pose significant barriers to HIV prevention and care, support and engagement of key populations ...

HIV and Young Transgender People
January 23, 2017

HIV and Young Transgender People

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"Stigma and discrimination against transgender people frequently cause them to be rejected by their families and denied healthcare services, including access to HIV testing, counselling and treatment."

HIV and Young People Who Inject Drugs
January 23, 2017

HIV and Young People Who Inject Drugs

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"Programmes are frequently not designed to respond to the overlapping vulnerabilities of young people who inject drugs or the specific legal challenges and ethical concerns in working with children. These vulnerabilities require responses that ...

HIV and Young People Who Sell Sex
January 23, 2017

HIV and Young People Who Sell Sex

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"Young people who sell sex are often marginalized and disengaged from services due to fear of legal sanctions."

Strategies for Reducing Police Arrest in the Context of an HIV Prevention Programme for Female Sex Workers: Evidence from Structural Interventions in Karnataka, South India
September 26, 2016

Strategies for Reducing Police Arrest in the Context of an HIV Prevention ...

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"Our findings bolster growing evidence that even in an environment such as in India, where sex work is criminalized, structural approaches to address violence can be effectively delivered to scale, to reduce arrest of and violence against FSWs."

Determining Barriers to Creating an Enabling Environment in Cambodia: Results from a Baseline Study with Key Populations and Police
September 21, 2016

Determining Barriers to Creating an Enabling Environment in Cambodia: ...

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"...our results indicate that current punitive laws and policies and their implementation have created an environment in which key populations in Cambodia are burdened by fear of and actual harassment and arrest." To understand how enforcement ...

Sustainable Development Under Threat from Drug Trafficking in West Africa
June 2, 2016

Sustainable Development Under Threat from Drug Trafficking in West Africa

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Author: Leandre Banon, June 2 2016 - Drug trafficking is fast becoming the most serious problem in West Africa. The sub- region has seen an increase in drug trafficking, production and consumption which continues to ruin many lives. There has ...

(Even) Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: A Case Study on Working Together as the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks
January 28, 2016

(Even) Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: A Case Study on Working Together ...

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This report from the The Consortium of MSM (men who have sex with men) and Transgender Networks "documents the impact of the Consortium’s efforts and describes the added value of collaboration. The primary context of the case study is the ...

Communities Deliver: The Critical Role of Communities in Reaching Global Targets to End the AIDS Epidemic
January 26, 2016

Communities Deliver: The Critical Role of Communities in Reaching Global ...

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"Communities were the first responders to HIV three decades ago, and they remain essential in advocating for a robust response to the epidemic, delivering services that can reach everyone in need and tackling HIV-related stigma and discrimination."

Stand Up and Fight: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Solomon Islands
January 21, 2016

Stand Up and Fight: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Solomon Islands

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This report published by the Equal Rights Trust presents evidence of the extent of discrimination and inequality experienced by groups including: women; persons with disabilities; lesbian, gay and bisexual persons; and persons living with HIV in ...

The Gap Report
October 24, 2014

The Gap Report

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"How do we close the gap between the people moving forward and the people being left behind?"

A Framework for Media Engagement on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in South Asia
August 4, 2014

A Framework for Media Engagement on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and ...

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"The broader aim of the framework is to use media as a positive force to improve human rights and ensure universal access to HIV and healthcare services for MSM and TG persons in South Asia."

AIDS 2014 discusses media: a tool to end stigma
July 23, 2014

AIDS 2014 discusses media: a tool to end stigma

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Author: Lucy Maroncha, July 23 2014 - Activists at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne [Australia] this week have urged journalists to be more creative and to use less stigmatizing words which influence public opinion and ...

Women Out Loud: How Women Living with HIV Will Help The World End AIDS
January 28, 2014

Women Out Loud: How Women Living with HIV Will Help The World End AIDS

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This report published by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) explores the impact of HIV on women and the instrumental role women living with the virus are playing to end HIV/AIDS. The report includes the voices of 30 women ...

Access to Justice: Evaluating Law, Health and Human Rights Programmes in Kenya
January 28, 2014

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

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"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 ...

HIV and the Law: Seven Fact Sheets
December 3, 2013

HIV and the Law: Seven Fact Sheets

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Highlighting findings from the July 2012 report HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights and Health by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, this series of fact sheets from the Open Society Foundations offers information and language that may be useful ...

Cops & Rubbers
December 2, 2013

Cops & Rubbers

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"In countries around the world...police carry out legal and illegal searches of sex workers and confiscate or destroy condoms found in their possession. In many cases, possession of condoms has been used by prosecutors as evidence of ...

Implementing Comprehensive HIV/STI Programmes with Sex Workers: Practical Approaches from Collaborative Interventions
October 21, 2013

Implementing Comprehensive HIV/STI Programmes with Sex Workers: Practical ...

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"Sex workers take charge of the community empowerment process by mobilizing with other sex workers to develop solutions to the issues they face as a group, and by advocating for their rights as sex workers and as human beings." With community ...

Policy Analysis and Advocacy Decision Model for HIV-Related Services: Males Who Have Sex with Males, Transgender People, and Sex Workers
September 30, 2013

Policy Analysis and Advocacy Decision Model for HIV-Related Services: Males ...

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"...structural and policy issues have created barriers for MSM/TG/SWs in seeking services and adopting individual and community harm reduction strategies..."

Forming Networks of Community-Based Organizations: Early Experiences from the Avahan India AIDS Initiative
August 13, 2013

Forming Networks of Community-Based Organizations: Early Experiences from ...

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"It has long been recognized that vulnerability to HIV infection is not simply an issue of individual behavior but involves complex webs of individuals, communities, and social structures. Can groups and networks also make people less vulnerable ...

From Isolation to Solidarity: How Community Mobilization Underpins HIV Prevention in the Avahan AIDS India Initiative
August 13, 2013

From Isolation to Solidarity: How Community Mobilization Underpins HIV ...

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"How can you prevent the spread of HIV among people who may consider it one of their least pressing concerns?" This case study examines how the Avahan AIDS India Initiative (see Related Summaries below) used community mobilisation to facilitate ...

Community Led Crisis Response Systems: A Handbook Based on the Experience of the Avahan India AIDS Initiative
August 13, 2013

Community Led Crisis Response Systems: A Handbook Based on the Experience of ...

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"Crisis response has developed out of the need to create an enabling environment in which KPs [key populations] feel safe and confident enough to access HIV services and change high-risk behaviors. Crisis response also makes peer ...

UGANET: Uganda Network on Law, Ethics & HIV/AIDS
July 22, 2013

UGANET: Uganda Network on Law, Ethics & HIV/AIDS

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UGANET is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that was established in 1995 to bring together organisations and individuals who are interested in advocating for development and strengthening appropriate policies, legal human rights, and ethical ...

KELIN: Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS
July 17, 2013

KELIN: Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS

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This non-governmental organisation (NGO) works for the promotion and protection of HIV-related human rights in Kenya. Formed in 1994 and registered as an NGO in 2001, KELIN works with vulnerable and often marginalised groups such as people living ...

Criminalizing Condoms: How Policing Practices Put Sex Workers and HIV Services at Risk in Kenya, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and Zimbabwe
July 15, 2013

Criminalizing Condoms: How Policing Practices Put Sex Workers and HIV ...

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"A crucial step toward preventing HIV will be the removal of punitive laws against sex work and laws and policies allowing condoms to be used as evidence that act as structural barriers to the realization of sex workers' right to health."

Vulnerabilities, Health Needs and Predictors of High-Risk Sexual Behaviour among Female Adolescent Sex Workers in Kunming, China
May 10, 2013

Vulnerabilities, Health Needs and Predictors of High-Risk Sexual Behaviour ...

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Adolescent female sex workers (FSWs) who accessed sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention services, including peer-education-based health promotion and condom access, reported improved sexual behaviour. This is one of the findings of a ...

Gender Violence & HIV: Perceptions and Experiences of Violence and Other Rights Abuses against Women Living with HIV in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape, South Africa
May 8, 2013

Gender Violence & HIV: Perceptions and Experiences of Violence and Other ...

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"If I knew what would happen I would have kept it to myself..." While violence against women exacerbates women's risks and vulnerabilities to HIV exposure and transmission, a positive HIV status further exacerbates women's risks and ...

HIV, Health and Rights: Sustaining Community Action
April 4, 2013

HIV, Health and Rights: Sustaining Community Action

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This International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) document sets out high-level direction and sets 17 measurable goals for the Alliance. The document sets objectives until 2015 for linking organisations to use in coordination with national ...

International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: 2006 Consolidated Version
June 25, 2012

International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: 2006 Consolidated Version

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The International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights arose because of various calls for their development in light of the need for guidance for Governments and others on how to best promote, protect and fulfil human rights in the context of ...

HIV Prevention Transformed: The New Prevention Research Agenda
January 26, 2012

HIV Prevention Transformed: The New Prevention Research Agenda

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From the Lancet,  Volume 378, Issue 9787, Pages 269 - 278, July 16 2011, this review analyses trends in the rapidly changing landscape of HIV prevention and is intended to chart a new path for HIV prevention research that focuses on the ...

Building Healthier Communities: Annual Review 2010
December 30, 2011

Building Healthier Communities: Annual Review 2010

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In support of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance mission to support community action to prevent HIV infection, meet the challenges of AIDS, and build healthier communities, this booklet was published to provide an overview of the work done by ...

Advancing Human Rights: Responding to HIV
December 27, 2011

Advancing Human Rights: Responding to HIV

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"Human rights are central to effective HIV responses." With this core principle in mind, in May 2010 the International HIV/AIDS Alliance undertook a human rights survey among their national Linking Organisations and partners to help better ...

I Am One of 7 Million: Young People Living With HIV Advocacy Messages
November 20, 2011

I Am One of 7 Million: Young People Living With HIV Advocacy Messages

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Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and the World AIDS Campaign developed these key advocacy messages and a briefing paper by and for young people living with HIV. These messages resulted from an online survey with 168 young people ...

Empowering Men Who Have Sex with Men to Live Healthy Lives in Colombia
October 20, 2011

Empowering Men Who Have Sex with Men to Live Healthy Lives in Colombia

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This case study explores one effort to reach out to and include members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Colombia, who are often marginalised due to "pervasive stigma and discrimination". Bogotá's Colombia's ...

 Campanha Igual a Você - Criancas Vivendo com HIV - Just Like You Campaign: Children Living with HIV
October 11, 2011

Campanha Igual a Você - Criancas Vivendo com HIV - Just Like You Campaign: ...

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This material was produced in 2009 by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It emphasises that there should be no room in schools for prejudice ...

Jóvenes Latinoamerican@s Unid@s en Respuesta al VIH y SIDA (JLU) - Latin American Youth United In Response to HIVand AIDS
October 11, 2011

Jóvenes Latinoamerican@s Unid@s en Respuesta al VIH y SIDA (JLU) - Latin ...

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The Latin American Youth United In Response to HIV and AIDS (JLU) was created in July 2007. The group promotes the integration of youth organisers in 6 countries in the region: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. It seeks to ...

Mi Vida con el VIHSIDA: Daniel - My Life with HIV/AIDS: Daniel
October 10, 2011

Mi Vida con el VIHSIDA: Daniel - My Life with HIV/AIDS: Daniel

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Daniel tells about his first encounter with HIV when, after a free HIV test, he was given a positive diagnosis without any type of counselling. He speaks about the lack of information and his lack of knowledge about the disease at that time and ...

Stigma in the Balance: Ensuring the Roll-Out of ART Decreases Stigma
October 10, 2011

Stigma in the Balance: Ensuring the Roll-Out of ART Decreases Stigma

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This 4-page policy briefing paper, published by Evidence for Action, explores the impact of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) on stigma and outlines recommendations for ensuring that the roll-out of ART helps to reduce stigma. The report draws on ...

El Tratamiento de VIH-SIDA en los Periódicos Españoles,  Una Investigación Colaborativa - The Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Spanish Newspapers: A Collaborative Investigation
October 10, 2011

El Tratamiento de VIH-SIDA en los Periódicos Españoles, Una Investigación ...

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In 2005, the Red Comunitaria sobre el VIH/SIDA del Estado Español (Red2002 - Community Network of Spain on HIV/AIDS) requested a study from the Observatorio de Comunicación y Salud (OCS - Communication and Health Observatory) of the Autonomous ...

Outreach to Most-at-Risk Populations Through SIDC in Lebanon
October 6, 2011

Outreach to Most-at-Risk Populations Through SIDC in Lebanon

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"Successful outreach to most-at-risk populations (MARPs) recognizes the sociocultural context and particularly the gendered norms in which MARPs live."

The Good Practice Guide on the Integration of HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
October 4, 2011

The Good Practice Guide on the Integration of HIV and Sexual and ...

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The Good Practice Guide on the Integration of HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is written to bring together expertise from the Alliance global community, current research, and other key external materials. This guide contains ...

Good Practice Guide: Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV (GIPA)
September 30, 2011

Good Practice Guide: Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV (GIPA)

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This guide has been produced by the Alliance and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+). It is one in a series of good practice guides produced by the Alliance. This series brings together contributions from Alliance's global ...

Speaking Out Advocacy Toolkit: A Toolkit for MSM-Led HIV & AIDS Advocacy
September 21, 2011

Speaking Out Advocacy Toolkit: A Toolkit for MSM-Led HIV & AIDS Advocacy

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Speaking Out is an advocacy toolkit created to address the need for men who have sex with men (MSM) to engage in advocacy locally, nationally, and globally to end the HIV epidemic and promote their human rights. The toolkit aims to equip ...

Stigma Action Network (SAN)
September 20, 2011

Stigma Action Network (SAN)

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Launched at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna in July 2010, the Stigma Action Network (SAN) seeks to reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination through a dynamic network that will catalyse action and commitment locally, regionally, ...

Stigma Action Network (SAN) Website and e-Library
September 20, 2011

Stigma Action Network (SAN) Website and e-Library

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This website and e-library are created by the Stigma Action Network (SAN), which seeks to reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination through a dynamic network that will catalyse action and commitment locally, regionally ,and globally through ...

September 15, 2011

Strengthening the Research to Policy and Practice Interface: Exploring ...

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The report, published as a special Supplement of the journal Health Research Policy and Systems (HARPS), has been produced by the Sexual Health and HIV Evidence into Policy (SHHEP) initiative. The supplement brings together the experiences of ...

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