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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.




Small Grants Case Studies publication

ARASA is delighted to share with you our Small Grants Case Studies publication. This publication, showcases 15 case studies of community-led organisations in Southern and East Africa, who were funded by ARASA through small grants to implement innovative projects to address human rights barriers related to HIV and TB in Botswana, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe between 2012-2016.

Women's Parliament meets over HIV infections

In a first for Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum and other partners are convening a Women’s Parliament in Mahe, Seychelles next week to render traction to efforts to eradicate HIV infections among women and girls who bear a disproportionately higher burden of the HIV epidemic.  Former Presidents are among the approximately 120 delegates at this two day gathering as SADC Member States strive to move from rhetoric to action. 

Activists take to the streets to demand an end to the ‘war on drugs’

Today, thousands of people are taking part in events in more than 150 cities across more than 80 countries – as part of the Support Don’t Punish campaign’s Global Day of Action.

Highlights from the 2017 Annual Partnership Forum

On 22 and 23 May, ARASA hosted 94 representatives from 116 ARASA partners during the 2017 Annual Partnership Forum (APF) held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Regional HIV, TB and Human Rights Award presented to human rights organisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Plaideurs des Enfants et des Personnes âgées à Risque (PEPA) based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was awarded the 2017 AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) HIV, TB and Human Rights award, at a ceremony held today in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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