Pacific Island workplace combating HIV

Funding mechanism

    Australian government in partnership with the Secretariat of Pacific Community (SPC)

Project budget

    $450,000 Australian dollars

Project objective

    To improve the lives of working men and women from stigma and discrimination associated with HIV, AIDS and STI.

Key activities

  • Establish a baseline data on HIV workplace policy and programmes – Fiji
  • Strengthen the women and youth wings of the trade union to provide technical support for the development of sectoral HIV workplace policies and programmes – Fiji
  • Building the capacity of seafarers through provision of occupational safety and health guidelines including on HIV and training of trainers – Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Island, Vanuatu
  • Development of national Code of Practice on HIV, based on the International Labour Standard concerning HIV and AIDS in the World of Work (Recommendation 200) as part of the national occupational safety and health and labour law reform – Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  • Building tripartite constituents’ capacity to formulate workplace HIV policies based on the national code of practice on HIV workplace policy – Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, West Samoa, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu
  • Strengthen the capacity of Human resources management and OSH inspectors in developing or strengthening their sectoral HIV workplace policies – Fiji, Papua New Guinea
  • Regional Occupational Safety and Health consultation to incorporate zero tolerance for HIV discrimination as part of the occupational safety and health inspection – Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, West Samoa, Solomon Island, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
  • Annual country level consultation and provision of technical assistance to strengthen monitoring and evaluation capacity – all participating countries