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Title:Human rights and access to AIDS treatment in Mozambique
Author:Høg, ErlingISNI
Periodical:African Journal of AIDS Research
Geographic term:Mozambique
Subjects:social and economic rights
access to health care
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2989/16085900609490366
Abstract:Human rights appear to be poorly disseminated, poorly understood and inefficiently used as an advocacy and public discussion tool in Mozambique, specifically those human rights relating to advancing access to AIDS treatment. This article examines the following questions: how are human-rights-based approaches defined and applied in the context of HIV/AIDS? And how are they received, understood by civil society and government actors? It uses the case studies of three AIDS organizations, viz. the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Mozambican Network of AIDS Service Organizations (MONASO) and the Mozambican Access to Treatment Movement (MATRAM) to explore key issues related to the agitation for human rights in Mozambique and its weak performance power. The central argument is that the weak performance power of human rights can be explained by the absence of their invocation, social-influence ability and social agitation, with reference made to Sen's (2004) theory of human rights. The article is based on fieldwork carried out in 2005. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]