January 15, 2010
Zambia: Human Rights Commission Provides HIV Education to Prisoners
Educators in Zambia’s prisons are being trained about human rights and HIV issues, such as HIV prevention, treatment and care, Post Zambia reports. The Human Rights Commission (HRC), in cooperation with the Prisons Care and Counseling Association (PRISCCA), launched the training program.
According to the article, the program—which includes prisoners and prison wardens—began in June 2009. Participating institutions so far include the Livingstone State Prison, Kamwala Remand Prison, Kanfinsa Sate Prison, Choma State Prison, Katombora Reformatory School and the male section of the Mukobeko Maximum Prison.
Chipo Mushota-Nkhata, HRC’s program officer for human rights and HIV/AIDS, called the prison program “the first of its kind.”
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