Global Commission on HIV and the Law: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LATIN AMERICA REGIONAL DIALOGUE
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ANNOUNCING CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE
LATIN AMERICA REGIONAL DIALOGUE!
DEADLINE: 6 MAY 2011
Please note that the Call for Submissions is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese at the links provided below.
THE GLOBAL COMMISSION ON HIV AND THE LAW IS SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FROM
THE LATIN AMERICA REGION
On behalf of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, this is a Call for Submissions for the Latin America Regional Dialogue.
The Regional Dialogue will take place on 26-27 June 2011 in the Latin America region. In addition to giving voice to regional and country perspectives on issues of HIV and the law, the dialogue aims to contribute to regional efforts for creating enabling legal environments which support effective HIV responses.
The Commission looks forward to hearing from you if you have worked or presently work in Latin America on the following issues:
(1) Laws and practices that effectively criminalise people living with HIV and vulnerable to HIV;
(2) Laws and practices that mitigate or sustain violence and discrimination as lived by women;
(3) Laws and practices that facilitate or impede HIV-related treatment access; and
(4) Issues of law and HIV pertaining to children.
Countries covered by this Call
You are invited to make a submission if you work on HIV, human rights and law issues in the following countries or on these issues in relation to the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
How to Submit
Instructions on how to submit can be found in the Call for Submissions.
The English version of the Call for Submissions can be found at:
The Spanish version of the Call for Submissions can be found at:
The Portuguese version of the Call for Submissions can be found at:
To learn more about the Commission, go to:
Please note that although this call is specifically for the Regional Dialogue in Latin America, other Regional Dialogues are also being planned. Calls for Submissions for these (with appropriate translations) shall be put up on the website shortly and their announcement shall be disseminated at that time.
About the Global Commission on HIV and the Law
The Global Commission on HIV and the Law was formally launched in June 2010 by UNDP on behalf of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. The Commission is charged with developing actionable and evidence-informed recommendations for effective HIV responses that respect the human rights of people living with HIV and those most vulnerable to it. The Commission will focus on some of the most challenging legal and human rights issues in the context of HIV as enumerated above.
To ensure that it is informed by and responding to country needs and perspectives, the Commission will host a series of Regional Dialogues in which representatives from a diverse range of civil society organizations representing affected and key populations will meaningfully interact with governments and authorities that shape and execute the law. The Regional Dialogues will also be an important opportunity for the voices of civil society affected by human rights issues related to HIV to be heard.
Global Commission on HIV and the Law - Secretariat
United Nations Development Programme
HIV/AIDS Practice, Bureau for Development Policy
304 East 45th Street, FF-1180, New York, NY 10017
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