Addressing HIV stigma and discrimination to protect women and men workers from unacceptable forms of work in Ukraine

The project seeks to address the increasing HIV epidemic in Ukraine by reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination at work.

The project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the ILO’s tripartite constituents in Ukraine (government, employers and workers and their organizations) to address the increasing HIV epidemic by reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination for employment purposes.

This will be carried out through cooperation with the State Labour Service, addressing occupational safety and health related aspects of HIV in the health sector, and preventing and mitigating HIV for railway workers and sea transport workers in the Odessa region of Ukraine.

Being discriminated against is unacceptable and it prevents men and women workers living with or affected by HIV from enjoying fundamental human rights at work.

The project will focus on awareness-raising and training for the above mentioned constituents in selected regions and sectors in Ukraine by building their capacities to develop, adopt and effectively implement HIV workplace programmes aimed at reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, and preventing HIV through information and services in and through the world of work.