TUWS10 Beyond Blame: A Feminist Dialogue on Criminalisation of HIV Transmission, Exposure and Non-disclosure
 
Leadership Workshop
Venue:
Time:
Session Room 9
Tuesday 19 July, 14:30 – 17:00
Session description:

The law is a critical tool for creating an enabling environment for effective responses to HIV and to provide access to justice for those affected by HIV. This workshop examines the range of laws criminalizing exposure, transmission and/or non-disclosure, using feminist analysis to explore the role of power and inequality in their application. While some have argued in favour of laws criminalizing HIV exposure, transmission and/or non-disclosure as protective of women, they in fact leave women more vulnerable to persecution and increased violence in their public and private lives. This workshop allows for an interactive dialogue using feminist frameworks to critically discuss the real life impacts of criminalization on the lives of women and trans women. Furthermore, it will provide for structured dialogue and cross-jurisdiction strategizing in order to develop concrete strategies that feminists can take forward to complement and advance ongoing advocacy against the overly broad criminalization of HIV non-disclosure.
Moderator: Michaela Clayton, Namibia, Email: michaela@arasa.org.na (confirmed)
Co-Facilitator: Naina Khanna, United States, Email: naina.khanna.work@gmail.com (confirmed)
Co-Facilitator: Jacinta Nyachae, Kenya, Email: jnyachae@aidslawproject.org (confirmed)
Co-Facilitator: Cécile Kazatchkine, Canada, Email: ckazatchkine@aidslaw.ca (confirmed)
TUWS1001  Introduction
Naina Khanna, United States, Email: naina.khanna.work@gmail.com (confirmed)
 10 min
TUWS1002  An overview of the current global situation
Laurel Sprague, United States, Email: laurelsprague@me.com (confirmed)
 15 min
TUWS1003  Interactive discussion: HIV criminalization in a context of power dynamics and violence against women
Marama Pala, New Zealand, Email: marama.pala@ina.maori.nz (confirmed)
Evelyn Sharon Mashamba, Zimbabwe, Email: emashamba2001@yahoo.co.uk (confirmed)
Jules Kim, Australia, Email: ceo@scarletalliance.org.au (confirmed)
 60 min
TUWS1004  Making the case against HIV criminalization: experiences from Kenya and Canada
Jacinta Nyachae, Kenya, Email: jnyachae@aidslawproject.org (confirmed)
Cécile Kazatchkine, Canada, Email: ckazatchkine@aidslaw.ca (confirmed)
 25 min
TUWS1005  Screening of excerpts of Positive Women: Exposing Injustice  5 min
TUWS1006  Interactive discussion: Moving towards action: Engaging Leadership by women living with HIV, protecting women’s rights and building the case against unjust HIV
Naina Khanna, United States, Email: naina.khanna.work@gmail.com (confirmed)
 35 min