25 February 2004
Strategic Plan of Ethics, Law and Human Rights Sector to be addressed
On February 26th senior government officials, Members of Parliament, legal professionals and representatives of civil society will meet to discuss a human rights approach to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
This group will be joined by the Honourable Warren Allmand, an esteemed Canadian academic who served his country as a Member of Parliament for more than 30 years. Mr. Allmand has been active on human rights issues throughout his career and was the President of the Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development from 1997 to 2002.
The meeting will address the Strategic Plan of the Ethics, Law and Human Rights Sector of the National AIDS Council (NAC) and will include stakeholders as well as Sector members. The meeting aims to bring together involved parties to examine and implement a legal, ethical and human rights approach to HIV/AIDS. It will take place from 8 am to 5pm at the Hotel Crystal Palace.
In Botswana people infected by and affected by HIV continue to experience discrimination in a number of areas of life including employment, housing, and education. The Ethics, Law and Human Rights Sector aims to be the leading advocate for the effective integration of ethical, legal and human rights issues into all sector reponses to HIV/AIDS in an endeavour to create an enabling environment that conforms to international standards.
For any clarifications contact:
Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA)
Tel: 393 2516
Fax: 393 2517