AIDS Legal Network

A Non-Governmental Human Rights Organisation

As a human rights organisation, we focus primarily on the promotion and advancement of the principles of equality, non-discrimination, human dignity, and the equal enjoyment of all rights and freedoms, irrespective of a person’s sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or HIV status.

The AIDS Legal Network (ALN) engages in advocacy activities at a national, regional and global level calling for human rights to be at the centre of the AIDS response; with a specific focus on women, violence and HIV.

Our human rights and legal literacy training seeks to broaden the awareness and deepen the understanding of HIV risks and vulnerabilities as a human rights issue in both policy and practice among communities, service providers and policy makers. To this end, we facilitate a variety of sessions, including:

  • Human rights and HIV
  • HIV and the Law
  • Gender, gender violence and HIV
  • Women, violence and HIV
  • Human rights in the context of HIV testing and disclosure

We develop and produce a variety of publications, resources and training manuals advocating for non-violence and human rights protections in the context of and the response to HIV. Our various advocacy materials seek to facilitate critical human rights discourse, to challenge gender and human rights barriers, and to ultimately transform the societal contexts defining HIV risks and vulnerabilities.