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Human Rights Networking Zone

Why are human rights crucial in the fight against AIDS? Play

HIV Experts and activist from all around the world explain why human rights are so important in the fight against the HIV epidemic.

At the United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS in 2006, world leaders reaffirmed that the full realization of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all is an essential element in the global response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Yet, 25 years into the AIDS epidemic, the essential element remains the missing piece in the fight against AIDS.

International organizations produced the joint statement: "Human Rights and HIV/AIDS Now More Than Ever - 10 Reasons Why Human Rights Should Occupy the Center of the Global AIDS Struggle". This joint statement, endorsed by over 650 organizations and networks worldwide, affirms that, now more than ever, human rights should occupy the center of the global struggle against HIV and AIDS.

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union produced a series of short films to help explain why human rights is so important, and to call organizations worldwide to join the call and endorse the joint statement at:

www.HIVhumanrightsnow.org

3. The rights of youth are largely ignored in the struggle Play

Number 3. of the 10 Reasons Why Human Rights Should Occupy the Center of the Global AIDS Struggle.

"The rights and needs of children and young people are largely ignored in the response to HIV, even though they are the hardest hit in many places."

HIV is significantly an epidemic of young people. Children are born with HIV at alarming rates despite proven methods of preventing HIV transmission during pregnancy and childbirth. Youth aged 15 to 24 account for over half of new HIV infections worldwide, despite unprecedented awareness of HIV and AIDS and its causes. Children orphaned or affected by AIDS are denied their basic right to social protection, even as their numbers swell to the tens of millions in sub-Saharan Africa alone.

International organizations produced the joint statement: "Human Rights and HIV/AIDS Now More Than Ever - 10 Reasons Why Human Rights Should Occupy the Center of the Global AIDS Struggle". This joint statement, endorsed by over 650 organizations and networks worldwide, affirms that, now more than ever, human rights should occupy the center of the global struggle against HIV and AIDS.

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union produced a series of short films to help explain why human rights is so important, and to call organizations worldwide to join the call and endorse the joint statement at:

www.HIVhumanrightsnow.org

1. Universal access will never be achieved without hu Play

Number 1. of the 10 Reasons Why Human Rights Should Occupy the Center of the Global AIDS Struggle.

The French have a simple term that says it all: HIV has become a
problem mainly for les exclus, or the excluded ones, living at the
margin of society.
—Jonathan Mann, 1998

International organizations produced the joint statement: "Human Rights and HIV/AIDS Now More Than Ever - 10 Reasons Why Human Rights Should Occupy the Center of the Global AIDS Struggle". This joint statement, endorsed by over 650 organizations and networks worldwide, affirms that, now more than ever, human rights should occupy the center of the global struggle against HIV and AIDS.

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union produced a series of short films to help explain why human rights is so important, and to call organizations worldwide to join the call and endorse the joint statement at:

www.HIVhumanrightsnow.org
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