REAct user guide

A guide for organisations interested in implementing a human rights documentation and monitoring system.

REAct user guide

Rights-Evidence-ACTion (REAct) is a system that helps organisations document and respond to human rights-related barriers that individuals experience in accessing HIV services.

Developed by Frontline AIDS, REAct enables organisations to record data about human rights violations experienced by individuals; provide and refer them to health, legal and other public services; and use this data to inform quality human rights-based HIV programming, policy and advocacy at national, regional and global levels.

This user guide is for all organisations interested in implementing a human rights documentation and monitoring system. It has been designed for three main types of users:

  1. Programme managers: To guide their decision-making as to the suitability of REAct for their context, and how to design a project with the involvement of the right stakeholders and the right resources.
  2. REAct trainers: Workshop materials and session instructions for individuals who will train the REActors (individuals directly responsible for implementing REAct by documenting, responding and analysing the data) with suggestions for how to deliver the training.
  3. REActors: Information and guidance for REActors to support them in implementing REAct.

What changes have we made to REAct and why?

Since its inception in 2013, REAct has grown in leaps and bounds. In 2018, the information management system (IMS) on which REAct was originally based – Martus – was phased out and we used this opportunity to improve and strengthen REAct. Read about the changes to REAct on page 11 of the REAct User Guide.

For more information, see our landing page about REAct.

This work has been possible with financial support from GIZ BACKUP Health.