HIV/AIDS, which has claimed millions of lives in southern Africa, affects girls in Zambia at a much higher rate than boys. As this report shows, sexual abuse and other abuses faced by girls contribute to this disparity. Girls are easy sexual prey to older men who are rarely constrained either by social sanction or inadequately enforced laws from abusing girls.The Links Between Human Rights Abuses and HIV Transmission to Girls in Zambia Janet Fleischman ... however, that the initial responses to HIV/AIDS were ainadequate to contain a problem that was more than just medical in nature. ... at girls was inadvertently raised at a USAID press conference at the International AIDS meeting in Barcelona in July 2002. Holo Hachonda, the youth communications coordinator for the Youth Action Organization in Lusaka, was featured at the pressanbsp;...
|Title||:||Suffering in Silence|
|Publisher||:||Human Rights Watch - 2002|