Good practice guide: HIV and human rights

This guide is a practical tool for HIV programmers to help you to respond to human rights within your HIV and broader health programmes.

Published in partnership with the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), the guide brings together international guidance, expertise from the Alliance global community, as well as ARASA’s experience of strengthening the capacity of its partners and the communities they serve.

The Guide provides a clear rationale for the integration of human rights in HIV programmes, presenting the principles and elements of rights-based HIV programming. It also describes the integration of human rights principles and responses into the project cycle, from assessments to monitoring and evaluation. There are clear descriptions and practical examples of priority HIV and human rights programmes recommended by the Alliance and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

This guide is intended for use by CBOs, other civil society organisations (CSOs), key population networks and additional groups that work in HIV or other areas of health and who take a human rights-based approach to their programming. It is useful for organisations that are just starting to work in human rights as well as those with more experience.

This article was written as the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, before we changed our name to Frontline AIDS.