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Practical manual: Legal environment assessment for HIV: An operational guide to conducting national legal, regulatory and policy assessments for HIV

The manual offers step-by-step guidance on how to undertake a national Legal Environment Assessment, with concrete case studies, tools and resources. It is intended to assist governments, civil society and other key stakeholders to develop evidence-informed policy and strategy, to review and reformmore

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Priority HIV Interventions for MSM and Transgender People

The HIV epidemic among MSM and transgender persons is escalating globally, and currently represents a major source of new infections in many countries in Asia and the Pacific. This document was developed to articulate the contribution that the health sector could provide to respond to the HIVmore

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Remuneration Guidelines for Non-Voluntary Use of a Patent

This is a joint study conducted by WHO and UNDP. It recommends different reasonable and appropriate methods of setting remuneration and system of royalty guidelines. more

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Responses to Trafficking and HIV in South Asia

This publication is compilation of innovative and path-breaking initiatives led by a few civil society partners in responding to the complex nexus of vulnerabilities of women and children in South Asia. more

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Secret Lives, Other Voices

This report outlines the findings of the first research study to be conducted on men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgenders (TG) in Fiji since AIDS Task Force of Fiji (ATFF) conducted its last study in 1998.  Although not necessarily representative of all MSM and TG in Fiji, the datamore

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Sex Work and the Law in Asia and the Pacific

The report is intended to provide an evidence-base for: policy makers working in government, regional and multilateral organizations; parliamentarians; members of the judiciary; civil society organizations; donor agencies; and sex workers and their organizations engaged in advocacy to improve themore

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Sex, Rights, and the Law in a World with AIDS

This report is an outcome of the meeting on Sex, Rights and the Law in a World with AIDS held in Mexico. The meeting explored the social and structural barriers to the successful prevention of sexually transmitted HIV and to effective, gender-transformative and human rights-based approaches to HIVmore

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Summary of the discussion: Taking the Commission’s recommendations forward

This document summarizes the e-discussion on “The Global Commission on HIV and the Law, aimed at analyzing experiences in implementing the Commission’s recommendations one year after the launch of the Commission’s final report, while identifying challenges, good practices and lessons in addressingmore

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Supporting Community Reponses to HIV among Men who have Sex with Men

The aim of this report is to document common experiences and information about funding, technical support, interventions, and relationships of United Nations Working Group on men who have sex with men (UNWG/MSM) with CBOs working on MSM issues. more

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Supporting HIV Responses in Africa through International Human Rights Framework

This flip chart is part of a series of tools developed by the UNDP to improve the implementation of human rights norms in the context of HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa. It is designed for use by government officials, parliamentarians, judiciary members, lawyers, CSOs, people living with HIV,more

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Supporting HIV Responses through International Human Rights Framework: PPT

PowerPoint presentation is part of a series of human rights advocacy tools. The presentation is intended to support implementation of human rights based approaches in AIDS response to Eastern and Southern Africa. It is designed for use by gov’t officials, parliamentarians, judiciary members,more

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Taking Action against AIDS – Handbook for Parliamentarians

This Handbook serves as both a call to action for parliamentary leadership and a reference guide for legislators and legislative staff for information and guidance on specific issues pertaining to the AIDS response. more

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The Access and Delivery Project Booklet

The Access and Delivery Partnership, funded by the Government of Japan, is a five-year project that aims to help LMICs enhance their capacity to access and introduce new health technologies for TB, malaria and NTDs. New health technologies are broadly defined as drugs, diagnostic tools and vaccinesmore

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The Doha Declaration 10 years on and its impact on access to medicines and the right to health

The adoption of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) within the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) dramatically altered the international landscape on intellectual property, particularly as it relates to access to medicines. One ofmore

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The Future of AIDS Coordination

The purpose of this Discussion Paper is to raise contemporary issues that inform policy dialogue regarding the coordination and management of National AIDS Reponses. The paper considers current HIV and health policy debates as well as global funding trends, arguing that how countries govern andmore

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The Role of Human Rights in Responses to HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Respect for and the protection of human rights are paramount to the successful implementation of public health programmes and by consequence, human development. As the 2010 United Nations outcome document on the MDGs states, “ The respect for and promotion and protection of human rights is anmore

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The TRIPS Agreement and Access to ARVs

This paper highlights two possible areas of intervention for developing countries: a reassessment of policy space created within the TRIPS Agreement created negotiations at the WTO in 2005 and exploring options outside TRIPS to increase access to treatment. more

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Toolkit: Scaling up HIV-Related Legal Services

The toolkit for Scaling up HIV-Related Legal Services is a resource to support governments, legal professionals and other non-government organizations to implement HIV-related legal services programmes. It includes practical guidance on needs-assessments, program design, capacity building for themore

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TowardsUniversal Access: Examples of Municipal HIV Programming for Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender People in Six Asian Cities

This report describes specific examples of programme activities that seek to address HIV and promote health and rights among MSM and transgender people in six Asian cities: Bangkok, Thailand; Chengdu, China; Ho ChiMinh City, Viet Nam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Manila, the Philippines; and Yangon,more

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UNAIDS Action Framework: Universal Access for MSM and Transgender People

This framework provides direction for enhanced action by the UNAIDS Secretariat and UNAIDS Cosponsors on male-to-male sex, transgender issues and HIV. Using this framework as a reference, a UN interagency working group on men who have sex with men, transgender and HIV issues will develop moremore