2009. 112 p.
University of Pretoria, Centre for Human Rights
University of Pretoria, Centre for the Study of AIDS
This report presents the findings of a desk study undertaken to assess the integration of gender and human rights in HIV-related documents and processes in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It highlights best practices, lessons learned, and areas for future action. The report implies an urgency to move from the status quo, whereby the centrality of gender equality and human rights in the pandemic regionally is underestimated. It reveals that despite recognised efforts and intentions, progress towards alleviation of the devastating effects of HIV and AIDS has been minimal and far from matching international commitments.
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