WELCOME TO ARASA

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.



MEDIA RELEASE: “Our bodies! Our rights!” Activists welcome the passing of the of the Malawi HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Management) Act

Activists and civil society organisations from Malawi and across southern Africa applaud the government of Malawi for showing leadership in its HIV response and upholding human rights standards, with the recent passage of a new HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Management) Act No. 12 of 2017, which came into force on 1 February 2018. The Act has been received with approval by various stakeholders including, women’s groups, movements of people living with HIV, and national, regional and international human rights organisations fighting against human rights infringements in national responses to HIV, including the criminalisation of HIV.

Vacancy: Communications Officer

ARASA seeks to appoint a committed and innovative individual to fill the position of Communications Officer. Working with teams based in Windhoek and Cape Town, South Africa, the suitable candidate will assume responsibility for all information and communication needs at ARASA.

ARASA seeks two new Trustee Members of the Board

The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) has vacancies for the following positions:  Trustee Member of the Board and Treasurer Trustee Member of the Board and Chair of the Board

ARASA launches campaign for structural HIV prevention

The focus in HIV prevention is often on biomedical and behavioural interventions. These efforts cannot be successful if there are structural barriers. ARASA has launched a campaign to promote structural HIV prevention interventions.

MEDIA STATEMENT: Human rights organisations applaud African Commission’s launch of HIV Report

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – On this International Human Rights Day, regional human rights organisations commend the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) on the adoption and launch of the summary version of the Report on the Law and Human Rights in the African Human Rights System: Key Challenges and Opportunities during ICASA 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

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