Towards Digital Justice: Participatory action research in global digital health, April 2022

In April, BMJ published an article STOPAIDS collaborated on with the Digital Health and Rights consortium[1] outlining their project of developing participatory action research in global digital health. COVID-19 has accelerated the financialisation of digital health and a deepening digital divide. Companies in high-income countries have benefitted during the Pandemic; Big Tech in high-income countries (HIC) mine … Continued

An international pandemic treaty must centre on human rights, May 2021

The proposed International Pandemic Treaty could be undermined by political posturing and national protectionism—or it could be an opportunity to chart a different global future based on human rights. Those in charge of drafting the treaty must begin with a clear look at the grave abuses that have characterized the covid-19 pandemic: authoritarian power grabs; … Continued

A Democracy Deficit in Digital Health? January 2020

Today, new technologies are rapidly reshaping how we access health information, find health facilities, and how health care providers diagnose and treat patients. These new technologies offer exciting opportunities, but also risk rolling back the fragile gains in human rights, by sharing and commodifying our most intimate health and behavioral information, and by leaving vulnerable … Continued

Featured HIV and Quality of Life Factsheet

Quality of life (QoL) is an essential issue for all people, regardless of whether they are living with HIV or not. This factsheet is intended to be used as a good practice guide for STOPAIDS members and the wider international development sector. The paper takes a whole-life-course approach and highlights best-practice case studies from across … Continued

Featured Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and HIV

The Factsheet highlights the intersectional forms of discrimination, abuse and violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, actual and perceived HIV status, socioeconomic status, race age and/or other diversities diminish the ability of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals to realise their human rights, including their right to health care. It also … Continued

Featured Women, HIV and Reproductive Choices

This factsheet highlights the links between HIV and women’s reproductive choices  and proposes integrated services as an effective way to meet women’s comprehensive and holistic sexual and reproductive health needs and rights throughout the life course. It includes case studies from The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, IPPF, Chasing Zero and Salamander Trust and was co- written … Continued

Women’s Economic Empowerment and HIV

The factsheet draws out connections between the disproportionate impact of HIV on women, gender inequality and economic empowerment. Using case studies from STOPAIDS members, the factsheet highlights the importance of meaningfully involving women, addressing structural barriers, transforming gender norms, closely involving the wider community, funding existing community groups to ensure sustainability.