AFPPD Parliamentarians Meeting on HIV/AIDS Legislation
Thailand: In cooperation with the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific, AFPPD will bring together 30 parliamentarians from Indo-China sub-region and other ASEAN countries to discuss HIV/AIDS Legislations and look for ways to improve them.
This focus group of parliamentarians will underscore the importance of creating an enabling environment through legislative and policy action at the country level.
This will be done through a review of existing laws, anti-discriminatory measures taken to protect infected and affected population both in private and public sectors and identifying the provisions which prejudice the vulnerable population.
In this focus group, parliamentarians will examine how to best protect the rights of PLWHA and vulnerable groups and address their diverse needs. The Focus Group will also involve NGO representatives and will draw on the expertise of UNAIDS and
other UN agency staff. The focus group will be held in Bangkok Thailand during 21-22 April 2012.