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We are a regional partnership of over 115 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.
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New Toolkit Supports Activists to Utilise Differentiated Service Delivery The Activist Toolkit: Demanding Differentiated Models of Care and Service Delivery – What Works for You was soft launched this week, at a workshop taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa for activists from Asia and southern and east Africa. Developed by the AIDS and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa (ARASA) and the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), with the support of the International AIDS Society (IAS), the Toolkit supports communities to engage in and demand recipient-centered models of care, most specifically differentiated antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery.
MEDIA RELEASE: Civil society statement on the criminalisation of HIV at the 61st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights
6 November 2017 BANJUL, The Gambia—Civil society organisations working on HIV and human rights, delivered a statement at the 61st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights condemning the disturbing trend of the enactment of repressive HIV specific laws which often contain provisions that criminalise HIV, transmission, non-disclosure and exposure. These laws also often provide for compulsory HIV testing, disclosure of HIV status and involuntary partner notification.
The Regional Training of Trainers (ToT) programme is held on an annual basis for a maximum of 36 participants (two from 18 countries in Southern and East Africa: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) with a view to developing a pool of human rights advocates with expertise on HIV, TB, SRHR and human rights in the region. This in turn contributes to increased advocacy on HIV, TB, SRHR and human rights in these countries and at the regional level.
The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) is inviting applications for the 2017 online training course on the rights of people who use drugs (PWUD), harm reduction, and drug policy reform. The course will take place using the ARASA online learning platform from 30 October to 1 December 2017.
MEDIA STATEMENT: Women and girls are counting on us! Enforce the right to accessible, safe and legal abortion now
Windhoek, Namibia, 28 September 2017 – On International Safe Abortion Day, marked on 28 September, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), the Alliance of Women Advocating for Change (AWAC), SAfAIDS and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) call on African governments to ensure universal access to safe abortion by decriminalising abortion and amending or repealing laws that prevent women and girls from accessing abortions or post abortion care.