Advocacy Resources - Human Rights
Lyn's Comment: HIV and human rights are 'intertwined' in an number of ways.
"The promotion and protection of human rights are necessary to empower individuals and communities to respond to HIV/AIDS, toreduce vulnerability to HIV infection and to lessen the adverse impact of HIV/AIDS on those affected."
It is sometimes difficult for faith communities to deal with a rights-based approach. To help us understadn our role and the interaction of HIV and rights, I again quote from the document:
"We understand human rights and HIV/AIDS to work together in three separate, but related ways. These are: