26 February 2010:
Bonela hosts Visibilty and Human Rights March for marginalized populations
The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) and her partners will hold a visibility and human rights for marginalized and most at risk populations (MARPS) march themed ‘Silent but not Mute’ on Saturday the 27th of March 2010 from 0700hrs to 1000hrs from Notwane Grounds to Riverwalk Shopping Mall in Gaborone.
On arrival at the Mall, delegates will then participate in a panel discussion entitled The Implications of Criminalization on the National HIV and AIDS Response for Marginalized Populations. The discussion will centre on panel presentations on issues such as the law and HIV/AIDS in Botswana; criminalisation as it relates to sex workers; criminalisation in relation to the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Trans-gendered and Inter-sexed (LGBTI) community as well as women living with HIV and discrimination.
The March is geared towards sensitizing the community on human rights, HIV and AIDS issues and the importance of involving all social groups in decision making processes and interventions, particularly the inclusion of MARPS in HIV and AIDS interventions.