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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-HIV/AIDS 002
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Title The Role of Stigma and Discrimination in Increasing the Vulnerability of Children and Youth Infected with and Affected by HIV/AIDS
Author STRODE Ann
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Date published/issue 11-00-2001
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Publisher Save the Children (UK) South Africa Programme, PO Box 40623, Arcadia 0007, South Africa
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ISBN 0 9584452 3 0
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Index Child-rights
Discrimination
Awareness-raising
Aids
Free text Research report by researchers who denounce the "stigmatization and isolation" experienced by people who are affected by HIV/AIDS, including children, often by their own families or extended families. Discrimination can also come from service providers such as schools and creches. Orphaned children living with HIV/AIDS have difficulties finding alternative carers. A whole chapter is dedicated to the "Framework for responding to stigma and discrimination" which includes the UNAIDS Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights; the UNAIDS International Guidelines; United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and other legal and human rights instruments in application in South Africa. Implementing conventions and legislation seems to be a problem in dealing with HIV/AIDS affected people

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