Call to outlaw AIDS discrimination
The Executive Director of the Botswana Network of People Living With AIDS (BONEPWA), David Ngele, has called for the drafting of a law to ensure full and effective protection against unfair discrimination on the basis of HIV.
Speaking at the commemoration of Human Rights Day held at the Main Mall in Gaborone last Friday, Ngele said stigma and discrimination against HIV-positive people continued to undermine the dignity of those affected.
He said this amid celebrations of achievements of certain goals in the fight against HIV/Aids, including PMTC in which Botswana has surpassed the global target of 80 percent.
Speaking at the same event, the Coordinator of the National AIDS Council's sector on Ethics, Law and Human Rights (NACELHR) said Botswana had done very well in translating national commitments into tangible and sustainable actions on human rights.
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