The Ghana–West Africa Programme to Combat Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (WAPCAS) has launched the Human Rights Intervention project to help eliminate stigma and discrimination of vulnerable populations.
The intervention was launched in Accra on Thursday on the theme: “Keep the Rights Lights On: Removing Human Rights Barriers – Improving Access to Legal and Health Services.”
It seeks to reduce stigma and discrimination at all levels against Persons living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), cured Tuberculosis (TB) patients and other vulnerable groups. It is also to train health care providers on human rights and medical ethics related to HIV and TB, aimed at reducing HIV related gender discrimination, and harmful gender norms against females.
The intervention is being implemented by WAPCAS in collaboration with key actors including the Educational Assessment and Research Centre, Women Lawyers in Development for Africa, the Special Education Unit for the Blind under the Ministry of Education, the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAG) among others with funding from the Global Fund.