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This toolkit specifically aims to address the capacity gaps identified at the ARASA knowledge-sharing and networking consultations. It provides user-friendly guidance, case studies, and tools specifically directed at strengthening and promoting advocacy towards the rights of LGBTI individuals in Southern and East Africa. The toolkit adopts a rights-based approach to SOGI rights advocacy, consistent with ARASA’s approach to all its work, and focuses on promoting universal access to SRHR services including HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for LGBTI persons.
The 2008 manual published by ARASA is a plain language guide to HIV/AIDS and human rights in the Southern African region. It is aimed at a wide range of people, such as paralegals, lawyers, social workers, counsellors, people working in AIDS service organisations (ASOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), educators and trade union members. It gives readers practical information on how law and policy can protect and promote human rights in the context of HIV/AIDS, and how the laws and policies in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries have met this challenge.
The ARASA HIV and Human Rights in Southern and East African, 2014 Report was officially launched by Hon. Michael Kirby at the Human Rights Networking zone during the 2014 International Aids Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The report examines the legal and regulatory framework for responding to HIV and AIDS in countries in Southern and East Africa in order to determine whether: