World AIDS Day
Our special edition LEAHN eNews for this World AIDS Day on 1st December 2014 includes:
- Editorial by LEAHN's Melissa Jardine
- New! Video on HIV and harm reduction: policing key populations
- New! Report published from the Consultation on Police and HIV
- Announcement of the 'Amsterdam Declaration'
Editorial: What does World AIDS Day mean for police?
"World AIDS Day presents a significant opportunity for police to extend their professional role as leaders in reducing harm in our society"
Read the full version of this Special Edition Editorial by LEAHN's Melissa Jardine (Former police officer)
It also provides an opportunity for police to reflect on why they became police officers and how well they are living up to their sworn duty.
Law enforcement officers who are reluctant to investigate their role in HIV prevention risk being left behind. All the more reason why this World AIDS Day, on December 1st, is an opportunity for everyone to put police-health partnerships on their radar.
New video on HIV and harm reduction: policing key populations
Watch the video and hear how dedicated these police are to making a positive contribution to the HIV response. The video was recorded in Amsterdam in conjunction with the Consultation on Police and HIV.
Watch the video
The interviews are with some of LEAHN's Country Focal Points, each of whom is a serving or a retired senior police officer, and each of whom is committed to ensuring that the police make a positive contribution in their countries and the global HIV response.
New report published on Consultation on Police and HIV
On the 4th of October 2014, a Consultation on Police and HIV was held in Amsterdam.
Read the LEAHN Consultation report including workgroup recommendations and participant feedback
Please add your comments about the Consultation or the report in the section at the bottom of the LEAHN website.
The Consultation came about as a result of the recognition of a need for co-ordination and collaboration between all agencies working with police in the HIV response, and better planning and sharing of resources and experience. It was convened by the Law Enforcement and HIV Network (LEAHN), and co-organised by the Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health (CLEPH), the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and Birkbeck School of Law at the University of London.
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Announcing the Amsterdam Declaration
The Consultation on Police and HIV produced the 'Amsterdam Declaration on Police Partnerships for Harm Reduction'.
The purpose of the Declaration is to recognise the importance of the need to establish, develop and sustain partnerships between police and other law enforcement agencies and people living with, and affected by, HIV, and those providing care, treatment and support for them, and to further affirm that these partnerships must be informed by a human rights-based approach, and a commitment to the principles of harm reduction.
Read the Amsterdam Declaration and view signatories
Don't forget to share the Amsterdam Declaration with your friends and colleagues!