Launched in 2010, with evidence gathered through a number of regional dialogues (some of which IPPF were involved in) throughout 2011, the Global Commission on HIV and the Law is providing much needed leadership on this issue. The Commission’s report which will be launched later this year will provide a platform for concerted action.
It has been known for some time that a sustainable response to HIV must also endeavour to create an enabling environment by reducing stigma and discrimination and protecting human rights. To uphold the principles of our Sexual rights: an IPPF declaration, we need to ensure that our advocacy voices are raised even louder as we aim to support, defend and uphold the human rights of all individuals. Member Associations from across the Federation are involved in advocating for legal and policy changes at the national level, and because of the partnerships they have built, are increasingly recognized as key players in regional and international dialogues towards the advancement of these rights.
Download the March issue of the IPPF HIV Update newsletter: http://www.ippf.org/en/Resources/Newsletters/HIV+Update+Issue+29.htm