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A Regional Assessment of Sex Trafficking and STI/HIV in Southeast Asia: Connections between Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Sexual Risk

This independent regional research study by the Harvard School of Public Health and UNDP found that sex-trafficked women and girls in South East Asia are at substantial risk of sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and a majority of them are under 17 years of age. more

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Being LGBT in Asia: China country report

This report is a product of a broader initiative entitled ‘Being LGBT in Asia: A Participatory Review and Analysis of the Legal and Social Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Persons and Civil Society.’ Launched on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2012, ‘Beingmore

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South Asia Regional Advocacy Framework and Resource Guide

South Asia Regional Advocacy Framework and Resource Guide is developed in partnership with SAARCLAW and it aims to assist organizations in South Asia to work together on advocacy priorities for addressing the legal and policy barriers that prevent MSM and transgender people from enjoying the rightmore

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TRIPS transition period extensions for least-developed countries Empowered

This Issue Brief explores option for LDCs to retain the policy space which enables them to confront their health burdens with effective and affordable strategies. It covers to extend the transition period under which LDCs must become TRIPS compliant. more

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The Capacity of National Human Rights Institutions to Address Human Rights in Relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and HIV

The Regional Report: Capacity of National Human Rights Institutions to Address Human Rights in Relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and HIV is a joint publication by UNDP, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rightsmore

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A Methodology for Patent Searches on Essential Medicines in Developing Countries

The main aim of the present document is twofold; first, to set out the technical aspects of the rationale for the Methodology; and second, to describe how it should be developed as a tool for stakeholders, including health authorities and procurement agencies (which may not necessarily havemore

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A practical manual for UNDP regional HIV teams and country offices

This manual is intended to assist UNDP managers and programme staff to support governments and civil society actors to organize a National Dialogue resulting in concrete action planning for strengthening the legal and social environment. This manual can also help the Country Dialogues beingmore

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Analysis of Key Human Rights Programmes in Global Fund Supported HIV Programmes

The report covers all Global Fund HIV grants from Round 6 and 7 – a total of 59 approved proposals, covering 74 countries and including three multi-country proposals across all regions. Within this sample, six key human rights programmes[1] were identified and analysed in approved proposals, grantmore

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Arts and Media AIDS Advocacy Initiative- Addressing Stigma and Discrimination in China through Public Private Partnerships

Stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV (PLHIV) remain a major problem in China. To creatively address this national challenge, UNDP’s innovative and groundbreaking initiative to harness a previously untapped potential in China – the Arts and Commercial Media Sector – had a simplemore

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Arts-Media: Transforming Response to HIV Strategy Note - Implementation Guide

This strategy note examines UNDP’s pioneering work in harnessing artists and media professionals to respond to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Arts and Media initiatives engage artists and media practitioners to personally experience a shift in their thinking, perceptions, commitment and actionmore

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Being LGBT in Asia: The Philippine Country Report

Being LGBT in Asia: the Philippines Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in the Philippines including the effects of laws, policies, culture and social attitudes, and religion, based on research, consultation and the National LGBT Community Dialogue. This overview is followed by anmore

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Best practices guidance in conducting HIV research with gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in rights-constrained environments

This guidance is jointly developed by UNDP, amfAR’s MSM Initiative, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), and The John Hopkins University-Center for Public Health and Human Rights (JHU-CPHHR). The guidance aims to maximize the benefits to MSM, communities, and researchers, and tomore

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Building Strength on Strength: Community Responses to HIV in Northern Thailand

This report focuses on good practices and lessons learnt from community responses to AIDS including support and care for HIV-affected children, working with older people on HIV issues, developing home-based care, support, and working on HIV issues with marginalized populations. more

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Community Capacity Enhancement Strategy Note

This publication outlines the rationale and strategy behind the CCE programme and provides a guide for its implementation. The CCE programme is an integral part of UNDP’s Leadership for Results Programme. more

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Compendium of Judgements: Background Material

The Compendium of Judgments, HIV, Human Rights and the Law, is a collation of progressive jurisprudence on HIV-related matters that highlights how the law has been used to protect individual rights. The compendium presents a user-friendly compilation of judgments from different national andmore

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Compendium of key documents relating to human rights and HIV

This publication is compendium of key documents relating to human rights and HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa. This publication is part of a series of human rights advocacy tools intended to support implementation of human rights-based approaches in AIDS response to Eastern, Southern Africa. more

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Developing Services to Reduce HIV among MSM and Transgender Populations

This inclusive report and accompanying evidence based “Priority HIV and sexual health interventions in the health sector for men who have sex with men and transgender people in Asia Pacific “will serve as essential resources for national AIDS authorities and community-based organizations to designmore

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Discussion Paper - Anti-counterfeit laws and public health - What to Look Out for

Substandard and falsified medicines are a pressing problem that must be addressed. There is a critical need to find legislative and policy approaches that would reduce the spread of such products without hindering access to good-quality, safe and efficacious medicines – particularly affordablemore

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Discussion Paper on Transgender Health & Human Rights

This discussion paper aims to inform UNDP’s work on transgender health and human right to foster greater understanding on the health and human rights issues that impact trans people and consequently influence their social marginalization. The broad themes traversed by this paper include violence,more

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District planning and Implementation: Strategy Note and Guide

Designed as tool to assist district/sub-national officials in planning, implementing development programmes that include HIV/AIDS. Aims to increase local people’s involvement in decision making, shows how outcomes of decisions in a plan can be implemented with accountability. Reinforces monitoring,more