We are happy to finally present to you the website of the European HIV Legal Forum (EHLF), the project of AIDS Action Europe!
EHLF is focused on benchmarking the legal situation in countries of the WHO European Region with regard to various topics concerning people living with HIV and other key populations. The pilot project was released in 2012, and to this day EHLF covers the following topics:
- Accessing HIV prevention, testing, treatment care, and support as a migrant with irregular status in Europe;
- Access to HIV-, viral hepatitis-, and TB services for people in prison and other closed settings in Europe;
- Criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure, exposure, and transmission;
- Discrimination against people living with HIV in healthcare settings
- and the upcoming Discrimination against people with HIV working in healthcare settings
the AAE team has been working on the website for EHLF for quite some time now with the goal of turning it into an efficient and useful online tool for HIV advocacy. We collected the ever-increasing resources on the different project topics and highlighted them in an interactive way. The most interesting feature of the website is the Interactive Map which constitutes a great advocacy tool.
Interactive Map - Advocay Tool
The new advocacy tool - Interactive Map allows the user of the website to receive information about legislation and policies on HIV and the situation in the countries of Europe and Central Asia in a way, that is comprehensive and self-explaining. What is more, the comparative form of information presentation opens new opportunities for regional advocacy.
In order to use the map, go to the Topics section of the website, chose one of the topics, and scroll down. On the right side of the page, you will see the maps available on this particular topic, you can change in between them. You can click on the country from the map and the country information together with the direct link to the country profile will appear. New maps and new information are continuously being added!
The website also allows to navigate through the country list and receive more specific information about a particular country that participated in at least one of the EHLF projects. On the country profile you can access country statistics and information, as well as see the projects in which the particular country participated, and further navigate to the project page.