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.
On 14 March, HIV Justice Worldwide launched a a new toolkit “Making Media Work for HIV Justice," which provides an introduction to media engagement for advocates opposing HIV criminalisation--as well as reporting tips for journalists, designed to educate media makers around the nuances of HIV criminalisation and the harms of inaccurate, stigmatising coverage.
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.
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.
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.
The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa is active at ICASA 2017! Presenting an overview of our activities and the full schedule of the Human Rights Networking Zone.