A Roadmap for Meeting the HIV Targets: Defending Bodily Autonomy and Integrity
Time & Location
About the Event
The full recording of the Session is available:
- On the HIV2020 Online YouTube Channel - the YouTube playlist of the session is available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
- On the HIV2020 Online Soundcloud Channel - the SoundCloud playlist of the session is available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
- AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa - ARASA
- Amnesty International
- Southern Africa Litigation Centre – SALC
Human Rights violations remain a significant barrier to ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. Central to the failure to protect human rights in the context of HIV is a lack of respect for and protection of the rights to bodily autonomy and integrity. This session aimed to:
- Build understanding of how and why advocacy for the respect for and protection of bodily autonomy and integrity should be at the core of HIV advocacy
- Create a platform for sharing and exploring impactful ways of centering bodily autonomy and integrity to advance health rights
- Equip participants with the knowledge and tools they need to use bodily autonomy and integrity as an advocacy entry point on advocacy to end all forms of health-related human rights violations from failure to protect privacy and confidentiality in health care (including through theuse of technology), to criminalisation of HIV, sexual orientation or gender identity
Session Programme and Information:
- Welcome and Introduction by Felicita Hikuam, Deputy Director, AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa
- Leveraging protection of and respect for bodily autonomy and integrity to meet the HIV targets presented by He-Jin Kim, Regional Key Populations Programme Officer, AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa [presentation available here]
- Experiences from communities on how a lack of respect for bodily autonomy and integrity affects access to SRHR services including HIV services by Video screening presented by Tambudzai Gonese, Lawyer, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Programme, South Africa Litigation Centre [video available here]
- Body Politics: Protecting bodily autonomy and integrity through addressing criminalisation of sexuality and reproduction presented by Louise Carmody, Legal Advisor, Amnesty International [Presentation available here]
- Panel on experiences of using bodily autonomy and integrity as a framework & intersectional collaboration with Botho Maruatona, Community organising and Campaigns officer, Coalition on of African Lesbians; Florence Khaxas, Executive Director, Y-Fem Namibia Trust; and Carulyn Njoroge, Kenya Sex Workers Alliance
- Summary and closing by Felicita Hikuam Deputy Director, AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa
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