The Political Declaration, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in June 2006, renews the General Assembly’s commitment to the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS issued in 2001. It commits to several actions as part of a human rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS, including: promoting prevention, treatment, care, and support; overcoming legal or other barriers to block access to effective HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support; ensuring pregnant women have access to antenatal care, including voluntary and confidential counseling and testing with informed consent; intensifying efforts to enact, strengthen, or enforce legislation and other measures to ensure those with HIV have full enjoyment of all human rights; eliminating gender inequalities and protecting women’s rights; and addressing the vulnerabilities of children affected by and living with HIV/AIDS.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.