Rights – Evidence – ACTion (REAct) Guide

International HIV/AIDS Alliance


To document human rights-related barriers in accessing HIV and health services in order to provide adequate individual responses, and to inform quality human rights-based HIV programming, policy and advocacy at national, regional and global levels.

Type of Document:
A guide that provides an introduction to Rights – Evidence – ACTion (REAct), a community-based system for monitoring and responding to human rights-related barriers in accessing HIV and health services.

Audience Intended:
The guide is aimed at organizations wishing to set up and implement REAct. REAct has been designed mainly, but not exclusively, for community-based and civil society organizations that focus on HIV programming and advocacy for key populations.

Populations Experiencing Stigma and/or Discrimination
Key Populations, PLHIV, people who buy or sell sex, MSM, transgender people, and people who inject drugs. This definition also includes women and sexual minorities in contexts of acute gender inequality, and other populations at heightened risk of human rights violations.

Stigma and/or Discrimination:

Assess and/or Address:

Primarily done by civil society and community-based organizations, including a possible REAct coordinating organization and multiple 34 implementing organizations, and a workshop for bringing them all together (see p. 7).

See p. 6 for note on public healthcare providers.

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