Regional HIV, TB and Human Rights Award presented to human rights organisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

HR Award winner23 May 2017
, Johannesburg, South Africa –Plaideurs des Enfants et des Personnes âgées à Risque (PEPA) based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was awarded the 2017 AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) HIV, TB and Human Rights award, at a ceremony held today in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“The award, established in 2007, recognises organisations across southern and east Africa for their ground-breaking work on HIV, TB and protect human rights, often in extremely challenging political climates”, explained Michaela Clayton, Director of ARASA. “The award is accompanied by a grant to support the recipient organisation to implement interventions to strengthen a human rights-based response to HIV and TB”.

PEPA advocates for respect for human rights for prisoners, provides assistance to victims of human rights violations, orphans and vulnerable children and survivors of gender-based violence in DRC and Uganda. The organisation provides access to education, healthcare services, commodities, humanitarian aid and legal assistance. PEPA has also been training representatives of provincial and national government, police service, civil society and judges on the rights of prisoners and engaging Members of Parliament for the adoption of laws aimed at improving the living conditions and access to health services for prisoners.

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Welcome to the PEPA Organization volunteer program. The volunteer program is for people aged 18 years and over, who are keen to see and experience more of the world in a very personal and direct way. The intention is to give participants an opportunity to live and work in a local community. An opportunity to really get to know the culture and the people, and to gain an understanding of what it is to live in a developing country. An opportunity to make a difference.

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pic about 6The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV,   as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.

The AIDS 2016 programme will present new scientific knowledge and offer many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. A variety of session types – from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, bridging and plenary sessions – will meet the needs of various participants. Other related activities, including the Global Village, satellite symposia, the Exhibition and affiliated independent events, will contribute to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking.

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The Education department of PEPA/NGO (Pleaders of Children and Elderly People at risk) is calling for applications of people who are willing to learn English or French to register as soon as possible.

The classes of English and French are free of charge; students will only be requested to pay for the class materials at a very lower cost.

Registration starts 11th April, 2017.

P.S: Refugees and Ugandan are encouraged to register. The places are limited

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PO.BOX: 75757 Kampala, Uganda

Our office is located at Lower Konge- Bruno Zone, Lukuli Road off Soya Stage- Ggaba road.

Thank you in advance for your applications.