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Human Rights and HIV/AIDS in Tanzania Maria Tungaraza POLICY Tanzania TD Week 2002
Tanzania No human rights laws currently in place specifically address HIV/AIDS National Policy on HIV/AIDS, 2001 exists, but needs improvement
Assessment of Law Related to HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Examined
Assessment Findings: Since the rise of the epidemic, statutes, law amendments, and case laws have not addressed HIV/AIDS issues.
Public health legislations lags behind the challenges of HIV/AIDS and human rights
Stigmatization and discrimination of PLWHAs is experienced at the community level and in different settings
Customary law and harmful traditional practices still put women at risk of infection and transmission of HIV
Sexual abuse and sexual violence, still common for children and other vulnerable groups, show clearly that human rights are not fully protected
As the diversity of the epidemic becomes more apparent, it becomes evident that there is no one size fits all legal framework
What has POLICY done? Helped establish TAPAC (the Tanzanian Parliamentarians AIDS Coalition) Helped develop Advocacy Network Against AIDS in Tanzania (ANAT)
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