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We are a regional partnership of over 90 partnerships working together to promote a human
rights based response to HIV and TB in Southern and East Africa.

ARASA, SAfAIDS and MANERELA+ to host for Regional Interfaith and Civil Society dialogue on the role of religious leaders in addressing human rights barriers to accessing HIV and TB services

In order to advance the inter-faith dialogue agenda, ARASA, SAfAIDS and MANERELA+ are jointly hosting a regional dialogue focusing on role of religious leaders in addressing human rights barriers to accessing HIV and TB services on 01 and 02 July 2015 in Johannesburg.

Human Rights Analysis: North/South Disparity in HIV Treatment Standard of Care Must End

Denying Access to Early/Immediate ART Violates Rights, Opens States and International Organizations to Challenge A new analysis in the Health & Human Rights Journal by researchers, activists, and clinicians based in the U.S., Southern Africa, and Europe details the new medical evidence that access to antiretrovirals early in the course of HIV clearly improves the health of people living with HIV and enables them to prevent HIV transmission.

The Utility of Criminal punishment as a means of preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in the SADC Region – Judicial Officer’s perspective, Hon Justice Prof. OBK Dingake

Director of proceedings, I should commence my intervention this morning by expressing my sincere gratitude to the organisers of this event for inviting me to share with this distinguished gathering of regional legislators my thoughts on the utility of criminal punishment as a means of preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in the SADC region.

ZLHR wins landmark ruling on persecution of vulnerable women charged with soliciting for prostitution

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday 27 May 2015 halted and outlawed the prosecution of nine women who were arrested last year and charged with soliciting for the purposes of prostitution in a major landmark ruling for women who are considered vulnerable in the Zimbabwean society

ARASA and SADC PF Human and Social Development and Special Programmes Regional Standing Committee Meeting on Criminalisation of HIV exposure and transmission

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