IDLO Issues HIV-related Legal Toolkit in six Languages
HIV-related legal services are an essential component of an effective national HIV response. They enable people living with HIV and key populations to have access to justice for HIV-related problems and to obtain protection and redress. They should be accessible and affordable to all communities affected by the epidemic. However, such legal services are often absent or inadequate to meet the needs of these populations. Capacity building as well as guidance and tools on the programmatic elements, planning, costing, monitoring and evaluation of HIV-related legal service are essential for scaling up these programs.
IDLO is developing and disseminating practical tools for legal services for people living with HIV and at-risk populations: the Scaling up HIV-Related Legal Services Toolkit
. The Toolkit describes eight different models for delivering HIV-related legal services and gives guidance on how to design and expand such services in different contexts and settings, how to build the capacity of legal sector workers, how to monitor and evaluate these programs and how to mobilize resources for them.
Developed in partnership with UNAIDS and UNDP, it is currently published in English, French, Chinese, and Arabic and is being disseminated in more than 5000 copies, across Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America to support the work of government national AIDS programs, lawyers and civil society organizations.
The Russian language version has been adapted to the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region and includes a Foreword by Dr. Michel Kazatchkine, United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia