This year’s NGO Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) Report focusing on legal issues and HIV responses builds upon the work of the 2009 and 2010 Programme Coordinating Board Reports. As the NGO Delegation works to represent the experiences and needs of its civil society colleagues and constituencies, this PCB Report is based on a series of focus group discussions with civil society structured around understanding the personal experiences of those involved, the common trends and difficulties encountered and the solutions needed in order to increase access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services.
In 2009, the NGO Delegation undertook an online survey to understand key barriers to universal access. In 2010, the NGO Delegation focused specifically on stigma and discrimination and consulted civil society about how stigma and discrimination impact access to HIV prevention and care services.
The strong response in the 2010 consultation, coupled with the work this year of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, led to the decision by the NGO Delegation to focus its annual report on the importance of the legal environment to national HIV responses. In order to complement the information from last year’s report, as well as the wealth of testimonies presented to the Commission’s regional dialogues, the NGO Delegation conducted a series of 27 focus groups, involving more than 240 participants from every region of the world.
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