Solomon Islands works towards a national HIV policy

Nation wide training programmes to raise awareness on the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and build-capacity within different public sector organizations

A Tripartite workshop was held in Honiara to raise awareness on the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV in October 2012. As a result of this workshop, the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), the Solomon Islands Council of Trade Unions (SICTU) and the Solomon Islands Labour Division, have agreed to work towards drafting their own individual policies with the assistance from the ILO/SPC Pacific Island Workplaces Combating HIV and AIDS Project . SICCI have expressed interest in running awareness and advocacy workshops for their members whilst the Labour Division will explore how it can garner Government endorsement for a national HIV policy.