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Community Awareness Session on HIV Draft Law

9 December 2018, Mandalay, Myanmar

Myanmar Positive Group (National PLHIV Network) with technical support of UNAIDS through “Enhancing the legal framework on HIV Law and Community Consultation Project” organized a community awareness session on HIV draft law on 9 December 2018 at Swan Hotel, Mandalay.

Total 55 representatives of community networks and key population groups from Mandalay, Southern Shan, Northern Shan, Kayah, Sagaing and Magwe had participated in this session.

In this meeting, Daw Aye Aye New from UNAIDS provided the opening remarks with the objectives of conducting this awareness session. The HIV Law facilitator team composed of 5 facilitators from Yangon: Daw Hnin Hnin Yu, the Chairperson of SWiM network participated as master of ceremony and thanks speech at the end of meeting. Daw Thuzar Win explained the milestones of HIV Law drafting process with photo banner. U Thiha Kyaing presented the history of HIV Law drafting process. Daw Htwe Htwe Myint presented about the contents regarding on the key points on prohibition to PLHIV. U Nay Linn presented about the key points of rights and responsibilities of PLHIV. All participants have received updated information about the HIV draft Law process and discussed the different options to share this information to the local community in their respective areas. 

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