El Salvador

National Dialogue on HIV and Human Rights

The National Dialogue on HIV and Human Rights was carried out in 2012 in El Salvador by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman. This dialogue also took place in other Latin American countries following a standardized methodology created by UNDP. First, a call for applications was made through which 50 applications from civil society were received with concrete cases of human rights violations; good practices and recommendations on human rights and people living with HIV; discrimination; sex work; police abuse; access to health care; gender identity, among other issues. These applications were discussed in plenary sessions with technical support to develop concrete proposals. The event culminated in an open meeting that was attended by the public sector and civil society organizations. The purpose of this participatory session was to reach a consensus on concrete actions that favor adequate legal environments for the protection and promotion of the rights of people with HIV, as well as enforcement and sanctioning mechanisms.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
citizens civil society  
democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation

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