APMG worked with the International Development Law Organizations (IDLO) to develop a 5-day training for lawyers, bureaucrats and NGO staff on using the law and legal policy in the response to HIV. This training was first delivered as an Asia/Pacific regional training in Sydney and then as a national-level training in Papua New Guinea. Anticipated outcomes for participants:
- Understand the concept of an enabling environment and the range of different factors that influence the effectiveness of HIV and AIDS policies and programs.
- Understand the range and scope of relevant legal policy on HIV and AIDS.
- Undertake a critical analysis of the public health legislation in their own country and identify potential areas for law reform.
- Understand the legal, ethical and public health considerations involved in developing an effective policy on HIV testing and partner notification.
- Understand how the law can be used to strengthen rather than obstruct effective HIV and AIDS programs for marginalised groups.
- Utilise strategies for developing and implementing effective legal responses to HIV and AIDS in their own country.