Toolkit: Scaling Up HIV-Related Legal Services
outcomes and objectively verifiable performance indicators against which progress can be measured. The nature of a logframe will depend on the service model that is planned. The table is intended as a source of ideas, rather than a model to be applied in all cases. A monitoring and evaluation framework can also provide details of data sources, who is responsible for collecting data and how often it is collected and analysed. Service goal The goal of the service is to provide an enabling legal environment for effective HIV responses.
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Service objectives The objectives of the service are to provide: 1 HIV-related legal information, advice and representation; 2 Education on HIV-related human rights and legal rights; and 3 Engagement in advocacy for changes to HIV-related laws, policies and practices. Activities Information, advice and representation a To provide information and legal advice to people living with and affected by HIV and key populations that relate to issues which affect their vulnerability to HIV infection or the impact of HIV. b To provide legal representation, including court appearances in urgent cases to prevent serious violations of human rights; for example, violence protection, eviction, removal from school. c To prepare wills and other legal documents that relate to managing property, finances and care arrangements. d To provide support to clients in accessing alternative dispute resolution processes, including traditional legal systems. e To engage in strategic litigation/test cases that have a potential to result in widespread improvements to law and policy to the advantage of many in the community. f To provide outreach to clients in community settings and prisons and to support paralegal and volunteer staff to deliver effective legal services in community settings. Human rights education a To engage in community legal education to raise awareness of human rights and legal rights and how to enforce rights though formal and informal means. b To educate lawyers, magistrates, judges, police and other professionals working in the legal system about HIV and human rights. c To educate traditional/faith-based leaders about human rights norms, including gender equality and the impact of inequalities in increasing HIV vulnerability.