Policies and Key Documents

Compendium of key documents relating to human rights and HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa

Based on feedback from a set of stakeholder consultations involving diverse groups of people, including parliamentarians, from 22 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, UNDP’s HIV and AIDS Team located at the Regional Service Centre in J…

Policy Framework for Population Mobility and Communicable Diseases in the SADC Region

The SADC policy framework for population mobility and communicable diseases in southern Africa. "Population mobility has also been recognized as a factor in the spread of communicable diseases, which in turn led to the recognition of the n…

SADC Code on HIV / AIDS and Employment

Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infection and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) (and globally) is a major health problem with employment, economic and hu…

Criminal Law, Public Health and HIV Transmission: Policy Options Paper

A very good paper published by UNAIDS outlining the policy options in respect of wilful transmission of HIV. Essential reading for those grappling with whether or not criminalisation of wilful transmission is at all desirable or useful as a…

ARASA Strategic Plan

Some twenty-five years into the HIV epidemic – and despite significant changes brought about at a national, regional and global level - the protection of human rights remains critical to a successful HIV and TB response. HIV-related stig…