HIV/AIDS, Human Rights Charter Proposed in Zimbabwe
September 4, 2008
An HIV/AIDS and human rights charter that aims to protect and promote the rights of people living with the disease was proposed recently by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, the Zimbabwe Standard reports. Tinashe Mundawarara -- program manager for ZLHR's HIV/AIDS, Human Rights and Law Project, which was established in 2004 to create a rights-based legal response to Zimbabwe's HIV/AIDS epidemic -- said, "This charter is a result of concentrated efforts by many national partners who are committed to ensuring dignity, justice and equality for all." He added the project plans to promote the charter to the government as a means to "formulate legislative laws" to protect those living with HIV/AIDS.
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