Project/Programme Name
Nom du projet/programme

Working Together for Human Rights: HIV and Disability in the context of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Lead Organization
Organisation principal

Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation

Période de temps

2011 > 2012

Partners / Partenaires

External Partners / Les partenaires extérieurs

Funding / Financement

themes / thèmes

Objectives / Objectifs

The purpose of the project is to develop and promote tools and strategies for people living with HIV and other disabilities and those who work with and care for them, to decrease stigma and discrimination in their daily lives through the use of the newly ratified Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The project develops information resources to increase opportunities for the protection of human rights of people with HIV and other disabilities both in Canada and internationally. The information resources include information, strategies and opportunities to use the CRPD to recognize and reduce HIV and disability related discrimination, other barriers and human rights violations relayed to employment, education, housing, health care etc. experienced by both people living with HIV as well as other disabilities.

Outcomes / Résultats

  • Strengthened capacity for collaboration between the HIV communities and other disability communities,
  • Increased awareness of the ways that the CRPD can be used as a tool for the promotion and protection of human rights of people living with HIV, and
  • Opportunities and strategies identified for increased collaboration between/among HIV and disability communities for human rights protection and the elimination of stigma and discrimination.

Annual Budget / Budget annuel


Image Gallery / Galerie d'images