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WAC_HIV& World of Work.pdf
Check out the advocacy resource from the World AIDS Campaign!
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From: Natalie Siniora
Date: Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 9:32 AM
Subject: WAC's advocacy resource on HIV and the World of Work
I am pleased to share with you the World AIDS Campaign’s advocacy resource on HIV and the World of Work, a very useful resource for campaigners to make full use of the ILO Recommendation 200 as an advocacy tool. Please consider sharing this with your networks and helping us to promote it widely. A short introduction is provided below:
In June 2010, the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted Recommendation 200 concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work which aims to guide governments, organisations of employers and workers, public and private enterprises, employers and workers to promote healthy workplaces, by defining their roles and responsibilities at all levels of policy and decision-making processes, implementation, and evaluation of programmes on HIV and AIDS in the workplace.
The HIV pandemic is more than solely a health concern. HIV has a major impact on human rights, local economies, social progress, national development and economic sustainability. The effects of HIV and AIDS are concentrated in the most productive age group (15-49 years), and people living with HIV and AIDS often face challenges from stigma and discrimination in all spheres of the world of work – as jobseekers and applicants, as workers in formal and informal workplaces, and as laid off and suspended workers.
This advocacy toolkit highlights key aspects of Recommendation 200 and presents an overview of how it can be used as an advocacy tool by all constituencies.
Constituencies Programme Officer
World AIDS Campaign
Tel: +31 20 616 9045
Fax: +31 20 612 9880
Mob:+31 65 082 4625
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS, a program of TakingITGlobal
reshma (at) gyca.org
540 President St, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
GYCA is a youth-led global network of more than 5,000 young leaders and adult allies working on youth and HIV and AIDS in over 170 countries worldwide. GYCA's mission is to empower young leaders with the skills, knowledge, resources and opportunities they need to scale up HIV and AIDS interventions amongst their peers.