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ILAB Technical Cooperation Project Summary



ILAB Program

International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Program


Anglophone Caribbean – Barbados and Jamaica

Project Duration

March 2003 – March 2008

Funding Level

$ 1,548,570

Problem to be Addressed

Increasing rates of infection among people in the 15-49 age group, which is the most skilled and economically active segment of the society.  Fear, social stigmatization, and workplace discrimination are common and inhibit traditional prevention and education efforts from reducing the infection rate.


Employers, workers and Ministry of Labor

Project Objectives

  • Reduced HIV/AIDS risk behaviors of employees and families from targeted enterprises;
  • Reduced level of workplace discrimination against persons living with HIV/AIDS

Summary of Activities


  • Develop comprehensive workplace-based prevention and education programs addressing behavior change, gender issues, and linkages with care and support services.
  • Assist governments, employers, and trade unions to develop and disseminate a national workplace policy statement to address issues stemming from the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS.
  • Support the formation of tripartite advisory committees; organization of workshops to strengthen collaboration among stakeholders; and obtain buy-in from stakeholders to plan and commit future resources to sustain the program.
  • Facilitate the formation of steering committees at private sector work sites.
  • Assess the impact of HIV/AIDS on workplace productivity.
  • Identify best practices.
  • Develop and test innovative communication approaches and materials.

Partner Organizations


Executing Agency
International Labor Organization (ILO)

Stakeholders, Donor Agencies and Relevant NGO’s:
Ministry of Labor, Employers organizations, Trade unions, Private sector enterprises, UNAIDS, NGOs, Ministry of Health

Contact Information


Office of Trade and Labor Affairs
Division of Trade Agreement Administration and Technical cooperation
(202) 693-4900

Last Updated

December 2006