In Ukraine launched the first course on the rights of people living with HIV

In 2017, Ukraine started the project HealthLink to the HIV epidemic in Ukraine. HealthLink is a five year project which will be implemented during the 2017-2022 12 regions of Ukraine: Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovograd, Zaporizhia, Donetsk, Odesa, Chernihiv, Poltava, Cherkasy, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Kyiv and Kiev.

The project includes two major areas: service to customers and active advocacy at national and regional levels. All this combined should provide conditions for the stable provision of services to patients with financial support from the state and in partnership with the public sector.

The right to work, education, freedom of movement. The fundamental right on which is based the whole civilized world to have their point of view and to Express it. Many people are willing to spend a lifetime behind bars to this right are not deprived. For it is not just worth fighting for this is worth living for.

Dmytro Sherembey, Chairman of the coordinating Council BO 100 percent of life, considers the project an important step on the path of izmeneniyami with HIV/AIDS in our country:

Human rights are words that, at times, can be confusing because the boundaries have not been identified to the end: what is it personally for each person. Our organization, and I personally, many years fighting for the rights of people in Ukraine and beyond its borders. The right to be a person who deserves respect and can respect it to.

Video Know your rights not only for people with HIV

Video Know your rights is part of a comprehensive project HealthLink. It was initiated by BO 100 percent of life. The materials of the video course will be useful not only for people with HIV and their relatives, but also for medical and social workers, human rights defenders, social activists, police officers and officials.

The video course was created to help deal with the most basic and important rights of people living with HIV, to learn to distinguish the key rights violations, and to disclose an effective and real mechanisms, algorithms, important aspects of the protection of the rights of people living with HIV.

It is based on video lectures, interviews, practical tasks and special information affecting the six themes:

  • Discrimination
  • Family law
  • Medical law
  • Social rights
  • Communication with the police
  • Protection of the rights

Content authors are experts of the Ukrainian Helsinki Union on human rights: Natalia Kozarenko, Elena Protsenko, Andrei Galai, Maxim Eligulashvili. Also in the development of the project took part Tatyana Krasnopolskaya of public health Center of Ministry of health of Ukraine.

The developer of a project is the Studio of online education EdEra created in the spring of 2014. Their forces have already been created more than 20 online courses, interactive textbooks 11 and 12 special projects.