International Development Law Organization

Forging a regional network on HIV in Latin America

15 Aug 2016

More than thirty representatives of civil society, human rights groups and international organizations attended an IDLO conference in Colombia, this week, on strengthening and expanding legal services available to people living with HIV and other key population groups in Latin America.

The focus of the conference was on building a regional network to share information, deliver e-learning activities, provide online networking opportunities and develop advocacy actions.

Participants explored issues surrounding the legal environment, reducing discrimination, and increasing access to justice for key population groups through the lens of legal services and human rights-based approaches to HIV. Best practices and lessons learned at the different levels – local, national and regional – were shared by representatives of more than 12 Latin American countries as well as UNAIDS, UNDP and the Ford Foundation.

Discussions were positioned within the framework of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with HIV being a cross-cutting issue in Agenda 2030 spanning goals 3 (health), 5 (gender equality), 10 (fighting inequality), 16 (justice) and 17 (partnership).

SDG 3: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls is Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development GoalsLearn more

SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls is Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development GoalsLearn more

 

 

 

SDG 10: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls is Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development GoalsLearn more

SDG 16: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls is Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development GoalsLearn more

 

 

 

 

 

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IDLO Latin American HIV conference - Colombia