The Treatment Action Campaign is widely acknowledged as one of the most important civil society organisations active on AIDS in the developing world. Founded in 1998, the TAC continues to represent users of the public healthcare system in South Africa, and to campaign and litigate on critical issues related to the quality of and access…
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PrEPster aims to educate and agitate for PrEP access in England and beyond. PrEPster provides ‘top level’ PrEP information on how to buy PrEP safely and legally, and a ‘take action’ section with a set of simple actions to assist in increasing education, access and advocacy for PrEP. PrEPster also provides access to PrEP community…
The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC) works to protect the health and human rights of Indigenous Peoples through cultural preservation, education, coalition building, community organizing, reproductive justice, environmental justice, and natural resource protection while working toward ensuring safe communities for women and children at the local, national, and international level.
The Centre for Human Rights is both an academic department and a non-governmental organisation, and works towards human rights education in Africa, a greater awareness of human rights, the wide dissemination of publications on human rights in Africa, and the improvement of the rights of women, people living with HIV, indigenous peoples, sexual minorities and…
This factsheet provides resumed legal information on discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Un portal dedicado a dar información y apoyo a personas con VIH, sus familiares y amigos, en América Central. Información actualizada, vivencias, noticias, referencia a organizaciones y servicios, chat, preguntas y respuestas, grupos de autoapoyo virtuales, entre algunos de los contenidos de este sitio.
Tamaz Ezer from the Open Society Foundation’s Public Health Program discusses four key lessons obtained in collaborating with medical and law schools to develop 25 courses on human rights and patient care in nine countries: Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine and courses with a specific focus on human rights and access to medicines in another three countries: Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda.
This fact sheet aims to shed light on the right to health in international human rights law as it currently stands, amidst the plethora of initiatives and proposals as to what the right to health may or should be. The fact sheet starts by explaining what the right to health is and illustrating its implications for specific individuals and groups, and then elaborates upon States’ obligations with respect to the right. It ends with an overview of national, regional and international accountability and monitoring mechanisms.