EANNASO held a regional workshop themed "Building Partnerships towards Rights-Based HIV and AIDS Legislation in East Africa" basically sought to appraise EAC Partner States HIV and AIDS legislations, bills and practice in light of the growing pandemic, assess the EAC HIV and AIDS Prevention and Management Bill, 2010 (the EAC HIV and AIDS Bill) in the light of the existing laws and Bills in the countries and devise effective strategies and garner synergy for influencing the enactment of the regional HIV and AIDS law as embodied in the said regional Bill and considered by various stakeholders as incorporating essentials of best practices, including the Right -based Approach.

Participants were drawn from various civil society organizations working in the HIV/AIDS field in East Africa. This facilitated rich discussions and sharing of best practices from across the region. EANNASO hosted the workshop with financial support from Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA).