AIDS Consortium AC, South Africa

The AIDS Consortium is human rights organisation committed to openness and non-discrimination on the basis of HIV/AIDS. The AC supports a 1000-strong affiliate network of AIDS Service Organizations and individuals. Services include Training, Advocacy, Libraries, Distribution hubs, Cyber cafés, Community fora and networks, building AIDS Competent communities and bridging the gap between local and national, communities and SANAC. (Homepage).

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About: … History: The AIDS Consortium was established in 1992 by Justice Edwin Cameron, today a Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal and other HIV/AIDS activists. Its objective was to promote a non-discriminatory response to HIV/AIDS based on people’s basic human rights as enshrined in the South African constitution. The founding document of The AIDS Consortium was the AIDS Charter, which set out the basic human rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.  

Its objective was to promote a non-discriminatory response to HIV/AIDS epidemic based on people’s basic human rights as enshrined in the Constitution. The founding document was the HIV/AIDS Charter, which set out the basic human rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.

The AC was established as an independent NGO in Braamfontein at it’s first AGM in 1998 where 225 members ratified the constitution.
In July 2000 the AC registered as a Section 21 company and is a membership based organisation bringing together a network of over 1000 AIDS service organisations (ASO’s) and individuals addressing the AIDS pandemic in Southern Africa.

Vision, Mission & Objectives – 2009:

The AIDS Consortium (The AC) is a network organisation primarily concerned with servicing people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS through its affiliate constituencies. By providing communication, capacity, information, collective services, leadership and guidance to our affiliates, we are able to help shape the response to the fight against HIV/AIDS in various communities. Networking and collaboration with organisations working in this field are key to shaping the response to HIV/AIDS by our communities, which is where the potential to address the epidemic lies.

Vision:

  • A driving force for social change and competence in HIV leadership.

Mission:

  • The AIDS Consortium uplifts communities by building AIDS competence within its national network, with a specific focus on human rights.

Objectives:

  • 1) To bring together communities in a network that facilitates and mobilises change by addressing human rights issues arising in relation to HIV/AIDS. A network that can challenge forms of unfair discrimination on the basis of HIV/AIDS and to deliver a measurable response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic;
  • 2) To provide direct engagement with AIDS service organisations, individuals and stakeholders to address the needs, issues and challenges facing people with HIV/AIDS;
  • 3) To uphold the ethos and values as outlined in the HIV/AIDS Charter, which is a founding document of the organisation.

AC’s GOVERNING DOCUMENT: … (full text about).

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