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The Global Commission on HIV and the Law seeks submissions from the Latin America region

On the 26-27 June 2011 the Global Commission on HIV and the Law will hold a consultation on the Latin America region. The Commission is working to improve HIV responses by addressing key legal barriers and promoting enabling legal environments.

You can read more about the commission on their website.

What do they want?

They are looking for inputs from civil society groups and individuals, including those working on sex workers rights.  They want to hear from those people who are most affected by both disempowering and empowering laws and practices.  By speaking out now, you can help to shape the Commission’s thinking and recommendations, and influence the HIV response in your region.

Where?

You are invited to make a submission if you work on HIV, human rights and law in the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Submissions are welcome in English, Spanish and Portuguese. They can be written or submitted in audio or video format.

How to provide evidence

The English version of the Call for Submissions can be found at:

Word: http://hivlawcommission.org/images/stories/rd_LA_call_en.word

PDF: http://hivlawcommission.org/images/stories/rd_LA_call_en.pdf

The Spanish version of the Call for Submissions can be found at:

Word: http://hivlawcommission.org/images/stories/rd_LA_call_spanish.word

PDF: http://hivlawcommission.org/images/stories/rd_LA_call_spanish.pdf

The Portuguese version of the Call for Submissions can be found at:

Word: http://hivlawcommission.org/images/stories/rd_LA_call_portuguese.word

PDF: http://hivlawcommission.org/images/stories/rd_LA_call_portuguese.pdf

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