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HIV and AIDS

HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy for the Education Sector in Southern Africa

The policy is the result of a sub-regional workshop held in 2005 in Maputo, which brought together tripartite representatives from seven countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia), along with representatives of regional and international organizations.

HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy for the Education Sector in Southern Africa

The workplace policy discussed and agreed during the workshop is adapted and specific to the region.

Key areas of action addressed in the HIV & AIDS workplace policies include:

  • prevention of HIV through workplace prevention, education and training programmes;

  • reduction of vulnerability arising from unequal gender and staff/student (or learner) relationships;

  • elimination of stigma and discrimination on the basis of real or perceived HIV status;

  • care, treatment and support of staff and students who are living with and/or affected by HIV; and

  • management and mitigation of the impact of HIV and AIDS in education institutions.


Download the policy for Southern Africa (pdf format - English version)



Useful Links
ILO’s response to HIV and AIDS
ILO/UNESCO collaborative work on HIV & AIDS workplace policies for the education sector


Contact Information: aids@unesco.org

  • Author(s): UNESCO and ILO 
  • Publication date: 07-12-2006
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