PIAF works to improve the status of people living with HIV and AIDS in the Pacific Islands region by promoting human rights and advocating for legal reform.
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FACT SHEETS & PUBLICATIONS
PIAF has created the following fact sheets and brochures about HIV and AIDS, human rights and law in the Pacific. The information provided is of a general nature only. It is not legal advice.
At this time, the fact sheets and brochures primarily cover the non-French and non-American affiliated Pacific Islands. In the future, PIAF hopes to expand its legal literacy materials to include all 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories. The brochures, in a collected booklet form, are also available in FIJIAN and SOLOMONS PIJIN, and we hope to make them available in other languages.
LEGAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When it comes to HIV and AIDS, the laws in the Pacific are by no means perfect. There is a lot of work to be done to ensure a more supportive legal environment for people living with the virus. But all is not lost! There are some laws which can help you. But first, you may not be too familiar with how the legal system in your country operates. This section will attempt to answer some of the basic questions you might have.
LEGAL & HUMAN RIGHTS TASK FORCE
Our vision is:
A Pacific Islands region where policies and legislation are sensitive to HIV and AIDS-related issues and where the rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) are protected and defended.
Our aims are:
To assess, review, and to suggest amendments to existing policy & legislation in Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia at all social, political and economic levels.
To ensure that the rights of PLHIV are protected and that they have access to resources, including legal resources, that enable them to exercise their human rights.
To train positive Pacific Islanders to become human rights advocates who inform and educate the public on issues surrounding HIV and AIDS
To carry out research to document discrimination and human rights abuses against PLHIV in the Pacific
To achieve these aims: