CHAPTER THREE: SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS
3.8 Women, Vulnerable and Marginalized Groups
Despite the positive strides taken to provide legal protection for vulnerable groups, gaps persist and certain groups remain susceptible to suffer negative consequences of business operations. In particular, those that are already marginalized or excluded in society – as is often the case for women, minority groups, migrants, and persons with disabilities and persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Persons living with HIV/AIDS: The consultations established that there was discrimination on the basis of HIV status in business operations. Reports were shared about mandatory testing of prospective and current employees, resulting in dismissal of those found to be HIV-positive.
CHAPTER FIVE: INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
5.16 The communities and households
The community and households will;
- Strengthen social support networks and mechanisms to protect and promote the welfare of vulnerable groups.