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rights based response to HIV and TB in Southern and East Africa

Open letter to the African Commission Regarding the Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Dear Chair and Commissioners of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, We, the undersigned civil society organisations, write to you as concerned organisations and citizens of the African continent to raise concern about the xenophobic attacks currently occurring, mainly against African foreign nationals, in the Republic of South Africa. We come to you, as the body responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights in the African continent, requesting you to call upon the South African government to take concrete steps to end these attacks, prosecute perpetrators and protect foreign nationals living in their territory from violations of their human rights, including the right to life.

East African organisation scoops prestigious Regional ARASA HIV, TB and Human Rights award

Johannesburg, South Africa – on 16 April, KELIN was awarded the 2015 AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) HIV, TB and Human Rights award at a ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Civil Society Organisations Call on the Prime Minister of Mauritius to stop the deportation of a student living with HIV from Mauritius

The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), Prévention Information Lutte contre le Sida (PILS) and the undersigned civil society organisations call on the Prime Minister of Mauritius to stop the deportation of a young woman from Cameroon solely on the basis of her HIV status. We urge policy makers in Mauritius to review and amend the Immigration Act which specifies that persons afflicted with any infectious disease are prohibited from entering the country.

Martha Tholanah, winner of 2015 David Kato Vision and Voice Award, is guest speaker at the ARASA Annual HIV, TB and Human Rights Award Dinner

We are extremely honoured that Martha Tholanah, the Chairperson of the ARASA partner organisation, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ), Coordinator of the International Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (ICW-Zimbabwe) and the winner of the 2015 David Kato Vision and Voice Award has agreed to be the guest speaker at the 2015 ARASA HIV, TB and Human Rights Award Dinner on 16 April in Johannesburg.

ARASA and SADC PF to host Regional Policy Dialogue on Increasing Access to HIV and SRHR Services for LGBTI persons 01 - 02 April

The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) and the Southern Africa Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) will be hosting a regional policy dialogue on ‘Increasing Access to HIV and SRHR Services for LGBTI persons’ from 1 to 2 April 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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