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​Regional parliamentarians urged to become advocates for people affected by HIV/AIDS

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is urging Caribbean legislators to become advocates for people affected by HIV and AIDS in the region.

Addressing a five-day PANCAP Regional Parliamentarians Forum in Kingston yesterday, Chuck told his colleagues they had a duty to lead in protecting the weak and vulnerable.

The Justice Minister pointed to the high rate of HIV/AIDS in the region and suggested that Caribbean legislators may need to engage stakeholders, including faith-based organisations to encourage them to rethink their positions on HIV/AIDS.

Regional parliamentarians are expected to use the forum to assess their roles in promoting healthy living and well-being for all ages in the Caribbean.

The forum ends on June 3.