Empower Project: NETHIPS management and coordination capacity training by Solthis and the Commission of Human Rights in Sierra Leone
17 March 2017 | Informations
Solthis organized a 3-day training workshop in Sierra Leone for NETHIPS, the national Network of People living with HIV, project managers and regional coordinators.
The training was part of the capacity building strategy of the Empower project that Solthis has been carrying out in Sierra Leone since 2016 with the support of AFD and the City of Paris.Implemented in collaboration with the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL), the training was based on the rights approach to HIV programming.
The Sierra Leone HIV/AIDS commission Act of 2011 was discussed as the primary document in Sierra Leone which establishes the legal claim for persons living with HIV in Sierra Leone. Under the Empower Project Solthis facilitated development of the patients' rights charter which highlights the key provisions in HIV service provision highlighted in the HIV/AIDS Commission Act of 2011
The exchanges during this training paved a way for engagement and future collaboration between NETHIPS and HRCSL in advocacy, sensitization, monitoring and documentation of human rights violations against people living with HIV in Sierra Leone.