Claiming Human Rights in Africa


A useful resource on human rights in English and French.
This website explains all international procedures available for people living in Africa to claim their human rights. It offers many options for accessing the information: either by a list of the international instruments, article by article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, country by country or through the list of human rights topics.

Evidence-based Tuberculosis Diagnosis


Stop TB Partnership's New Diagnostics Working Group (NDWG), has developed a new website resource called Evidence-based Tuberculosis Diagnosis, available at: Several agencies, groups and individuals have contributed to the development of this comprehensive resource. These include the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), the Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI), and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

This aim of the website is to provide the most comprehensive single source of evidence syntheses, policies, guidelines and research agendas on TB diagnosis. It provides access to all published systematic reviews on TB diagnostics (grouped by various test types or platforms), all the relevant policies, guidelines and research agendas on TB diagnosis, and several reports, monographs and training modules and slide presentations on TB diagnostics.



AIDSLEX is a tool for activists, community organizations, researchers, policy-makers, journalists, health workers and anyone who seeks quick and easy access to a wide range of resources about HIV, human rights and the law. The central component of the website is a database of over 2700 documents (and growing) on a range of human rights and legal issues related to HIV/AIDS. Items are available in one or more of the following languages: English, French, Spanish and Russian.

Announcement: Launch of the MARPS Africa website


The MARPS Africa website ( was launched on World AIDS Day 2010.

This facility provides online training for health care workers, advocates and researchers in Africa.

Currently, a MSM sensitivity training course (developed by the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in collaboration with Wellcome-KEMRI Kilifi and other international contributors) is available.

In the future this site will provide online tools and trainings for around topics relevant to the needs of MSM, transgender, IDU Sex Workers and other key populations in Africa.

For further information contact:


MBChB, Dip HIV Man (SA)

Programmes Manager

Men's Research Division

(t) 021.447.1025 (f) 021.650.6963

Health and Human Rights Journal


Health and Human Rights provides an inclusive forum for action-oriented dialogue among human rights practitioners. The journal endeavors to increase access to human rights knowledge in the health field by linking an expanded community of readers and contributors.

Human Rights Tools E-Library


10 REASONS Why Human Rights Should Occupy The Center Of The Global AIDS Struggle


The Human Rights and HIV/AIDS: Now More Than Ever joint statement was originally drafted for the 2006 International AIDS Conference by twenty-five leading HIV/AIDS and human rights organizations, under the leadership of the Law and Health Initiative of the Open Society Institute’s Public Health Program. It has since been endorsed by over 650 HIV/AIDS organizations worldwide, as well as by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

Now More Than Ever represents the hope of AIDS activists everywhere to place human rights at the center of the global AIDS response. It presents ten simple reasons why protecting human rights is essential to public health, particularly for a disease such as HIV that affects the most marginalized in society: women and girls, children, people who use drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons, prisoners, people needing palliative care, and others whose voices are rarely heard in the debate over how to allocate resources for health.

Examining the state of the AIDS vaccine field


The AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) is pleased to announce the release of its annual report examining the state of the AIDS vaccine field. This year's report - AIDS Vaccines: The Next Frontiers - warns that a lack of future-oriented planning could slow the pace of AIDS prevention research. The report focuses on the need to plan for different scenarios, multiple methods of prevention.



An information flyer on ARASA and its work based on a poster presented by ARASA at the 2006 International AIDS Conference in Toronto.

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Human Rights and HIV/AIDS Now More Than Ever Campaign: Michaela Clayton speaks of the criminalization of HIV transmission and gender inequality


Reason 2 of the 10 Reasons why human rights should occupy the centre of the global AIDS struggle document states that gender inequality makes women more vulnerable to HIV, with women and girls now having the highest rates of infection in heavily affected countries.

In this video, ARASA's director Michaela Clayton speaks about the criminalization of HIV transmission and gender inequality.


The Paulo Longo Research Initiative


The Paulo Longo Research Initiative is a collaboration of scholars,
policy analysts and sex workers that aims to develop and consolidate ethical, interdisciplinary scholarship on sex work to encourage policy that helps improve the lives of men, women and transgenders who sell or buy sex.


ARASA Leaflet


Find a quick overview of who we are and what we do!

Q Web: Gender Equality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights


Q Web is a global resource-base and platform for knowledge-sharing between organisations, students, researchers and individuals who are interested in, working or researching the field of Gender Equality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights as well as Empowerment. Quality-assurance is prioritised and all information sent to members is closely examined in order to ensure a comprehensive perspective on the issues.

Q Web's overall aim is to promote women's health and equal rights as well as women's control over sexuality and reproduction.

Southern African Development Community (SADC)


The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), with the main aim of coordinating development projects in order to lessen economic dependence on the then apartheid South Africa. This website contains all of the major SADC instruments on HIV/AIDS.

Providing human rights professionals with easy access


A very useful website with a wealth of resources ranging from human rights instruments, to using email as an advocacy tool, to project planning and management.