July 24, 2014
On the occasion of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, the Human Rights Networking Zone developed a series of interactive educational quizzes on a variety of human rights topics.
The Human Rights Networking Zone at the biannual AIDS conference (July 20-25, 2014) was co-hosted by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA).
Educational quizzes on HIV and human Rights
The quiz topics range from access to HIV medicines to the rights of Indigenous peoples, women, sex workers, and people who use drugs. The questions invite you to consider the role human rights play in ending the HIV epidemic, and the answers provide important information for further consideration, as well as a list of resources. The development of the educational quizzes was supported by the Open Society Foundations.
New report on HIV and human rights in Africa
At the conference, ARASA also launched its report HIV and Human Rights in Southern and East African, 2014. The report examines the legal and regulatory framework for responding to HIV and AIDS in countries in Southern and East Africa in order to determine whether:
- Laws, regulations and policies protect and promote the rights of all people, including key populations in the context of HIV and AIDS; and
- Populations are aware of their rights, are able to access justice and are able to enforce their rights in the context of HIV and AIDS.
The report identifies and analyses both national and regional findings to identify significant developments in creating enabling legal and regulatory frameworks for key and emerging human rights issues and also provides country snapshots for 18 countries with information on universal access and human rights and recommendations for improvement (which are based largely on the recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law).