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The Global Commission On HIV and The Law Is Seeking Submissions from The Caribbean Region
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 15:34
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On behalf of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, this is an extension for the Call for Submissions for the Caribbean Regional Dialogue. The Commission is encouraged by the overwhelming response from across the region, to the Call for Submissions launched in February 2011. In order to give further opportunity for input from civil society through the submission process, THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING SUBMISSIONS IS BEING EXTENDED TO 14 MARCH 2011.
Please also note that the Regional Dialogue for the Caribbean will take place on 12-13 April 2011 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to giving voice to regional and country perspectives on issues of HIV and the law, the dialogue aims to contribute to regional efforts for creating enabling legal environments which support effective HIV responses.
The Commission looks forward to hearing from you if you have worked or presently work in the Caribbean on the following issues:
(1) Laws and practices that effectively criminalise people living with HIV and vulnerable to HIV;
(2) Laws and practices that mitigate or sustain violence and discrimination as lived by women;
(3) Laws and practices that facilitate or impede HIV-related treatment access; and
(4) Issues of law and HIV pertaining to children.
Countries covered by this Call
You are invited to make a submission if you work on HIV, human rights and law issues in the following Caribbean countries or on these issues in relation to the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, French Caribbean Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago.
In order to ensure that the Regional Dialogues can be conducted with minimal language barriers, Spanish-speaking countries in the Caribbean including Cuba and the Dominican Republic shall be included in a Regional Dialogue for Latin America, which will be held later this year.
How to Submit
Instructions on how to submit can be found in the Call for Submissions.
The English version of the Call for Submissions can be found at:
The French version of the Call for Submissions can be found at:
To learn more about the Commission, go to: