28.11.2006 -

HIV and AIDS & Human Rights: Young People Iin Action

The new UNESCO/UNAIDS informational Kit “HIV/AIDS & Human Rights: young people in action” has been just published. This Kit presents ideas for youth action on human rights and HIV/AIDS.

The publication is the updated and adopted version of the Kit “HIV/AIDS & Human Rights: young people in action” translated into Russian and published a few years ago.  

Initially the Kit prepared in close consultation with young people from various youth organizations, in particular with students from the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association and from the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation   was oriented at a very geographically broad specter of readers.  This reedited version is oriented at the Russian-language auditorium.

The adaptation of the kit was carried out by UNESCO and UNAIDS Moscow Offices in collaboration with the Regional Public Organization "Community of People Living with HIV/AIDS" and the Stella Arts Foundation.

The adaptation was not a simple translation process, it was an inclusive and participative process with the main stakeholders to address the realities of the countries in the region.  For various components of the kit,  experts from the following organizations were involved: Moscow Helsinki Group, AIDS-service organizations, Central and Eastern European Harm Reduction Network /CEEHRN, Regional Public Organization "Community of People Living with HIV/AIDS" .The Russian adaptation includes various good practices and interviews.

As a result of adaptation the specific examples of realties for Africa and Asia were avoided, since human rights problematic in HIV/AIDS context, though being universal, has its own geographical peculiarities, as follows: religious tradition; stigmatization specifics in Russia; unpreparedness of a reader  - most part of human rights and HIV/AIDS terminology needs to be explained and itemized for a Russian reader. All general information on HIV/AIDS translated from English (epidemiology, nature of the disease, ways of transmission, etc.) was removed  and existing time-tested and adapted for Russian readers texts on the above subject (with references to authoritative sources) were taken as a basis. Contacts and references to the international offices and headquarters situated out of the territory of the Russian Federation were changed and references to national respective representative offices were provided. In addition to that references to databases and authoritative informational thematic sources in Russian were provided.

Download the PDF Russian version (2.8 MB)

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