Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gender, HIV/AIDS Program in Zambia

Thanks to Cristina Vargas for sending this article from Caritas Zambia which belongs to the Zambia Episcopal Conference.

Gender and HIV/AIDS continues to affect the lives of many communities throughout Zambia. Gender disparities are still evident in the manner in which the socio-economic benefits are shared especially between men and women. While equal participation of men and women in the governance of the country is essential in providing a balanced and accurate composition in the strengthening of democracy in society, gender imbalance in both the economic and political governance of the country has persisted. Gender inequalities are structurally embedded and persist throughout the private and public realms.

Women’s rights both in the administrative and social spheres are affected by the existence of the dual legal system in Zambia.

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