The Regional dialogue

The Regional Dialogue will take place in September 2011, in the Middle East and North Africa region. In addition to giving voice to regional and country perspectives on issues of HIV and the law, the dialogue aims to contribute to regional efforts for creating enabling legal environments which support effective HIV responses. The forum will provide a unique opportunity for civil society to engage directly with government officials, law experts, United Nations representatives and members of the Global Commission to discuss gaps and opportunities for changes in the law, practices of law enforcement, issues with legal aid and access to redress.

The Commission looks forward to hearing from you if you have worked or presently work in the Middle East and North Africa on the following issues:

  • Laws and practices that effectively criminalise people living with HIV and vulnerable to HIV;
  • Laws and practices that mitigate or sustain violence and discrimination as lived by women;
  • Laws and practices that facilitate or impede HIV-related treatment access; and
  • Issues of law and HIV pertaining to children.

How to Submit

Instructions on how to submit can be found in the Call for Submissions, available in English and Arabic.

The deadline for submissions is 17 July 2011.

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