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HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE PARTNERS* AND SUPPORTERS in front of the Brighton AIDS Memorial on New Steine during our second strategy meeting in Brighton, March 2017 - (L-R): Nicholas Feustel (Video Advocacy Consultant, HIV Justice Network*); Sean Strub (Sero Project*); Catherine Murphy (Amnesty International); Evgenia Maron (EECA Consultant); Sylvie Beaumont (Research/Outreach Co-ordinator, HIV Justice Network*); Seth Earn (AIDS Free World*); Patrick Eba (UNAIDS); Laurel Sprague (formerly HJN’s Research Fellow on HIV, Gender and Justice, now Executive Director, GNP+*); Edwin J Bernard (Global Co-ordinator, HIV Justice Network*); Lynette Mabote (ARASA*); Richard Elliott (Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network*); Naina Khanna (PWN-USA*); Julian Hows (GNP+*); Ferenc Bagyinszky (AIDS Action Europe); and Sally Cameron (Senior Policy Analyst, HIV Justice Network*). Other participants at the meeting, but not pictured here, were: Sophie Brion (ICW*) and Lisa Power (Supervisory Board Chair, HIV Justice Network*) and Boyan Konstantinov (UNDP).
HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE PARTNERS* AND SUPPORTERS in front of the Brighton AIDS Memorial on New Steine during our second strategy meeting in Brighton, March 2017 - (L-R): Nicholas Feustel (Video Advocacy Consultant, HIV Justice Network*); Sean Strub (Sero Project*); Catherine Murphy (Amnesty International); Evgenia Maron (EECA Consultant); Sylvie Beaumont (Research/Outreach Co-ordinator, HIV Justice Network*); Seth Earn (AIDS Free World*); Patrick Eba (UNAIDS); Laurel Sprague (formerly HJN’s Research Fellow on HIV, Gender and Justice, now Executive Director, GNP+*); Edwin J Bernard (Global Co-ordinator, HIV Justice Network*); Lynette Mabote (ARASA*); Richard Elliott (Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network*); Naina Khanna (PWN-USA*); Julian Hows (GNP+*); Ferenc Bagyinszky (AIDS Action Europe); and Sally Cameron (Senior Policy Analyst, HIV Justice Network*). Other participants at the meeting, but not pictured here, were: Sophie Brion (ICW*), Lisa Power (Chair, Supervisory Board, HIV Justice Network*) and Boyan Konstantinov (UNDP).

HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE is a growing, global movement to shape the discourse on HIV criminalisation as well as share information and resources, network, build capacity, mobilise advocacy, and cultivate a community of transparency and collaboration.

The mission of HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE is to seek to abolish criminal and similar laws, policies and practices that regulate, control and punish people living with HIV based on their HIV-positive status.

We believe that this HIV criminalisation is discriminatory, a violation of human rights, undermines public health, and is detrimental to individual health and well-being.

Read about the values and principles guiding our work.

HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE was founded in March 2016 during a meeting in Brighton, UK that was funded by a grant from the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund.

The original seven founding partners are:

  • AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA)
  • Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
  • Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)
  • HIV Justice Network
  • International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW)
  • Positive Women’s Network – USA (PWN-USA)
  • Sero Project (SERO)

The HIV Justice Network serves as the secretariat for HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE, co-ordinating its various activities, including this website and the listserv.