This Note describes Project Empower’s experience of running policy development processes in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. It shows that HIV/AIDS policies do not always have to allow for costly services and benefits to be available for staff affected by HIV/AIDS. Rather, the policy development process can be about defining and working towards creating an organisation with a positive culture that is supportive of its staff and volunteers.
Initiating such policy discussions creates space for members to build a common view of the issues and responses.
Praxis Note 40 - Making HIVAIDS Policy Work - Project Empower