Human Rights and HIV in the Digital Age: What Role for the UN and Governments?
This event is co-organised by the Global Health Centre, the Digital Health and Rights Advisory Group, UNDP, and STOPAIDS.
The Covid-19 pandemic exposed deep-rooted inequalities and systemic weaknesses in health systems. While the potential of digital technologies to support health systems has become evident during the pandemic, access to technology is not equitable, and safety is not a given. For people living with HIV, key populations, women and girls, the online world brings new risks of cyberbullying, extortion, marginalisation and discrimination as well. The Digital Health and Rights Project is investigating these issues through in-depth social science research and has new findings from the first country in the study, Kenya. Join us for an in-depth discussion on the role of the United Nations and governments in driving rights-based use of digital technologies for HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and hear reflections from young people.
- Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on The Right to Health, OHCHR
- Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director, HIV, Health and Development, UNDP
- Stéphanie Seydoux, Ambassador for Global Health, France
- Sara (Meg) Davis, Senior Researcher, Global Health Centre
- Tara Imalingat, Programme Associate, KELIN Kenya
- Joyce Ouma, Influence and Engagement Advisor, Y+ Global
Online Event, 2pm CET
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022