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This most sensible perform record exhibits how the facility of operating humans may be harnessed within the reaction to AIDS. 11 case experiences from diversified settings convey how alternate unions are mounting daring, resourceful responses to HIV within the place of work: not easy stigma and discrimination, addressing the standards that elevate vulnerability and probability, instructing their participants on HIV transmission prevention, delivering care and remedy and construction all over the world coalitions that crusade for extra to be performed to take on the disorder.

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The UNFPA award recognizes the TUCP’s pioneering work on family planning and reproductive health in the workplace. The project Workers within the 18–25 age range are the focus of the TUCP-UNFPA project. The project goals are to broaden young people’s knowledge of sexually transmitted infections and HIV, and to encourage safer sexual behaviours. It does this by building the leadership capacities of young people, training young workers as Young Adult Peer Educators (YAPEs), developing youth-friendly materials, engaging trade union leaders and employers in discussions and actions on youth sexual and reproductive health, and harnessing multisectoral partnerships.

The ICEM project is already taking root in southern Africa, although the federation does not expect the on-site clinics to be functional before 2006. A regional and a global coordinator have been appointed to manage the project. A structure of national committees and HIV coordinators has also been established. In November 2004 national HIV coordinators from nine sub-Saharan countries attended an inaugural workshop in Johannesburg. Each national coordinator has been asked to 32 Global reach: how trade unions are responding to AIDS: Case studies of union action identify one or two target companies within their countries.

There was a clamour from our affiliates for us to take a firmer position on the workplace impact of HIV,” explains Ariel Castro. ” The TUCP’s policy, embodied in a practical training manual for shop stewards and union organizers, focused on: • • • • • prevention and control of the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted infections; protection of workers’ rights and the dignity of persons living with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; responsibility of workers living with HIV and sexually transmitted infections; recognition of TUCP responsibility; and establishment of a TUCP core group on HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

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