Johannesburg Meeting: ‘From N’Djamena to SADC and EAC Model Laws and Beyond’

In April 2017, ARASA – in collaboration with other members of the HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE Steering Committee – convened a two-day meeting involving policy and law makers, members of the judiciary, lawyers, parliamentarians and representatives from civil society organisations from the East African, SADC regions and global North.

The meeting discussed the ways HIV criminalisation is creating an adverse impact on public health needs and outcomes for certain populations, especially women, perpetuating gender inequality, and further marginalising and stigmatising key populations.  The meeting concluded that there is a need to focus on the inter-sectionalities within the HIV criminalisation discourse.

Download and read the meeting report here.