Enrique Restoy, Senior Advisor, Human rights and co-author of the publication, said: “We are grateful to the numerous colleagues who provided invaluable input throughout the conceptualisation process.”
He continued, “EMPAD was field-tested during the planning process of the Sexual Health and Rights Programme (SHARP), which provides HIV services with MSM implementing partner organisations in Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Kenya, and in the planning of the human rights strategy of ANCS, the Alliance linking organisation in Senegal. It was also used in the conceptualisation of a number of other projects being implemented by the Alliance.”
The publication is divided into two parts: (1) an overview of the elements of the EMPAD Policy Framework, with three brief case studies, and (2) a guide to online examples of how specific elements of the framework have informed advocacy activities worldwide.
* The people and communities most affected by HIV. Their involvement is vital to an effective HIV response.