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We are a regional partnership of over 106 non-governmental organisations working together to promote a human rights based response to HIV and TB in southern and east Africa, through capacity building and advocacy.
EXTENSION OF DEADLINE: Call for Proposals: ARASA Small Grants- Africa Regional Grant on HIV: Removing Legal Barriers (open to Botswana, Malawi, Kenya and Seychelles).
ARASA SMALL GRANTS with support from the Global Fund Africa Regional Grant on HIV: Removing Legal Barriers 2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS Eligible countries: Botswana, Malawi, Kenya and Seychelles Call Opens: 24 November 2016 New Deadline for Submission: 23 January 2017
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2016, 10 DECEMBER 2016: Activists call on leaders to protect human rights and stop imposing criminal sanctions against people living with HIV and TB
On the eve of International Human Rights Day 2016, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), a partnership of 106 organisations working in 18 countries in southern and east Africa, calls on governments to curb the increasing trend of enacting and enforcing incoherent, ineffective laws that undermine human rights, including the right to health, and threaten to derail the progress made to end the twin epidemics of HIV and TB.
The report of the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) Annual Partnership Forum (APF) 2016
MEDIA RELEASE: AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) strongly condemns the resolution tabled by African states against United Nations Independent Expert to protect LGBTI rights
The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) strongly condemns the resolution tabled by African states to halt the work of the first United Nations (UN) Independent Expert appointed to help protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The United Nations Human Rights Council created the position in June 2016 and in September appointed Vitit Muntarbhorn, who has a three-year mandate to investigate and address human rights abuses against LGBTI people. On Friday, 4 November 2016, African states circulated a draft resolution to the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee, which deals with human rights, calling for consultations on the legality of the creation of the mandate. "We call for the suspension of the activities of the appointed Independent Expert pending the determination of this issue," Botswana's UN Ambassador Charles Ntwaagae, speaking for the Africa group, told the committee.
ARASA wishes to engage a consultant to review the implementation of the current strategic plan to date in order to draw lessons for effective and efficient implementation during the remaining phase of the current strategic plan and to inform the development of the new strategic plan for the period 2018 to 2022.