We are a regional partnership of over 90 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.

ARASA is the Regional Community Partner for the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban 


The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) is the African Community Partner for AIDS 2016. We are very excited to welcome you all in Durban! ARASA is co-hosting, facilitating and presenting at a number of sessions at AIDS 2016 in Durban, in addition to co-hosting the Human Rights Networking Zone with the Canadian AIDS Legal Network in the Global Village. We look forward to seeing you there and engaging in aligning human rights and HIV/TB. 

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Introducing the superhero-themed Six I’s HIV/TB Communication and Advocacy Toolkit


In the spirit of joint responsibility and ownership for a targeted effort to address the dual epidemics, ARASA in collaboration with partner organisations from across Southern and East Africa; undertook to create accessible and scientifically accurate training and advocacy tool, to promote the accelerated implementation of the Six I’s for HIV/TB.

“We have known how to cure TB for more than 50 years. What we have lacked is the will and the resources to quickly diagnose people with TB and get them the treatment they need. The world has made defeating AIDS a top priority. This is a blessing. But TB remains ignored. Today we are calling on the world to recognize that we can't fight AIDS unless we do much more to fight TB as well." Nelson Mandela (2014) To download the Toolkit click here.

ARASA HIV TB and Human Rights 2016 Report

ARASA HIV, TB and Human Rights 2016 Report

Show Us The Money For Health - Global Fund Networking Zone

Film screening and discussion on advocacy for Key Population funding

Vacancy: Regional Training and Grants Officer

ARASA seeks to appoint a committed and dynamic individual to assume the position of Regional Training and Grants Officer in Cape Town, South Africa.


Windhoek, Namibia, 30 June 2016: The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) is proud to launch the “Identifying Injustice: Laws and Policy on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and HIV in Southern Africa” report, which outlines how laws and policies in ten countries in Southern Africa impact the lives, heath and rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people.

CALL FOR PROPOSAL: ARASA small grants. Removing Legal Barriers for Botswana, Malawi, Kenya and Seychelles

The overall goal of the Africa Regional Grant on HIV: Removing Legal Barriers is to work with parliamentarians, policy makers, law enforcement officials, cultural leaders, lawyers and the judiciary to strengthen access to services for key populations (men who have sex with men, sex workers and people who use drugs) in 10 countries: Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

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