Organisation Internationale de Droit du Développement

Tackling HIV in Papua New Guinea

IDLO has conducted a three-year project to strengthen the legal environment for the response to HIV in Papua New Guinea. Under the project, the PNG Development Law Association was established as the country's first non-governmental legal aid service to address the rights of vulnerable populations. In collaboration with AusAID, IDLO provided financial and technical support; expanded access to legal information, representation and services for people living with and populations vulnerable to HIV, including victims of domestic violence; and raised awareness of rights and protections.

We also strengthened the capacity of dozens of legal professionals, civil society advocates and government officials through training, mentoring and workshops on the PNG HIV/AIDS Management Act, access to justice mechanisms, and human rights.