UNAIDS human rights indicators: What counts?


I think this is a thought provoking piece, and very relevant as UNAIDS is finalising its strategy for 2016 and beyond…

Meg Davis, Ph.D.

"Annie Lennox SING campaign, Vienna 2010 b" by Manfred Werner - Tsui - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Annie_Lennox_SING_campaign,_Vienna_2010_b.jpg#/media/File:Annie_Lennox_SING_campaign,_Vienna_2010_b.jpg “Annie Lennox SING campaign, Vienna 2010 b” by Manfred Werner – Tsui – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Take a trip back to the fabulous summer of 2010, when thousands of activists marched at the International AIDS Conference, waved our beer steins in Stephansplatz to the sweet songs of Annie Lennox, and demanded Human Rights and HIV/AIDS, Now More Than Ever. That year, UNAIDS added ambitious human rights targets to its 2011-15 “Getting to Zero” strategy.

Now fast forward to 2015. The UNAIDS-Lancet Commission has once again called for ambitious human rights action to help bring an end to AIDS by 2030. As UNAIDS and The Global Fund craft new strategies for the next four years, it seems like a good time to ask – how are we doing?

Hard to say, given the unfortunately fluffy reporting by UNAIDS on its last…

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