Restoring Right to Education

October 2023: During data collection, a woman living with HIV shared that her daughter who is also living with HIV was denied admission in the hostel of an educational institution because of her HIV positive status.

Action taken: The woman filed a complaint on the matter at the Legal Aid Clinic of CoNE seeking legal aid. Considering it as a case of stigma and discrimination against a person living with HIV with respect to its health condition the case was referred by CoNE to the office of OMBUDSMAN, a legal institution constituted under HIV/AIDS Act, 2017. A complaint has been filed bearing no.3/2023/OMBMACS dated 6 th November 2023 at the office of Ombudsman, and this case is an ongoing matter.