On 20th March 2015 DRPI Regional Center for Europe starts implementation of 7-day training for monitoring the rights of people living with HIV in Serbia. The training is organized within the project “Monitoring of rights of people living with HIV in Serbia” implemented by Center for Society Orientation, which hosts the DRPI Regional Center for Europe, and its national partner Philanthropy.
In addition to the project partners, organizations of people living with HIV are included in the project as well as the Commissioner for Equality, a national human rights institution working against discrimination in Serbia. During the 7-day training, 28 people living with HIV will acquire skills in how to conduct human rights monitoring using DRPI methodology.
This represents a significant development for DRPI as it is the first time that DRPI has adapted its monitoring methodology to the field of HIV. It is hoped that this pilot project will lead to opportunities for the monitoring of the rights of people living with HIV in another countries, especially those gravely affected by HIV pandemic. The monitoring project seeks to cast light on issues of the intersection of HIV & Disability, too often neglected in global and national HIV responses.