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On October 18, of this month ‘Chandigarh network of people living with HIV/AIDS’ has completed two years of existence. Past few years were successful years in terms of achievements and obtaining results pertaining to Advocacy, IEC activities and issues related to care and support. On the advent of NACP–III, PLHA thought that participatory approach of including important stakeholders could help the community obtaining positive outcomes of NACP III objectives. HIV (INP+).
‘Together we stand’, to symbolize unity in challenging HIV/AIDS stigma. Stigma, ‘A powerful and discrediting social label that radically changes the way individuals view themselves and are viewed as persons’, can be felt (internal stigma), leading to an unwillingness to seek help and access resources, or enacted (external stigma), leading to discrimination on the basis of HIV status or association with someone who is living with HIV/AIDS.
The right to non–discrimination, equal protection and equality before the law
- The right to life
- The right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
- The right to liberty and security of person
- The right to freedom of movement
- The right to seek and enjoy asylum
- The right to privacy
- The right to freedom of opinion and expression and the right to freely receive and impart information
- The right to freedom of association
- The right to work
- The right to marry and found a family
- The right to equal access to education
- The right to an adequate standard of living
- The right to social security, assistance and welfare
- The right to share in scientific advancement and its benefits
- The right to participate in public and cultural life
- The right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
- The rights of women and children.
- Law and justice, including police and corrective services.
- Science and research.
- Employment and public service and Self employment.
- Welfare, social security and housing.
- Immigration, indigenous populations, foreign affairs and development cooperation.
- Treasury and finance.
- Defense, including armed services.
Advocacies we have been involved with in the past year include:
- Non-discrimination and equality before the law.
- Human rights of women.
- Human rights of children.
- Right to marry and found a family and protection of the family.
- Right to privacy.
- Right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications.
- Right to liberty of movement.
- Right to seek and enjoy asylum.
- Right to liberty and security of person.
- Right to education.
- Freedom of expression and information.
- Freedom of assembly and association.
- Right to participation in political and cultural life.
- Right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.
- Right to an adequate standard of living and social security services.
- Right to work.
- Freedom from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment punishment.