Gender-Based Abuses and Women’s HIV Treatment in Zambia
While acknowledging the significant overall progress made by the Zambian government in scaling up HIV treatment generally, this report documents how the government has fallen short of its international legal obligations to combat violence and discrimination against women. The report details abuses that obstruct women’s ability to start and adhere to HIV treatment regimens, including violence against women and insecure property rights that often force women into poverty and dependent, abusive relationships.
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- I. Summary
- II. Key Recommendations to the Government of Zambia and Zambia National Assembly
- III. Methodology
- IV. Background
- V. The Impact of Gender-Based Abuses on Women's HIV Treatment
- VI. Zambia's Response to Gender-Based Abuses Impeding Women's HIV Treatment
- VII. Zambia's International Legal Obligations
- VIII. Response of the International Community
- IX. Conclusion
- X. Detailed Recommendations
- XI. Acknowledgements
- Appendix I.
- Appendix II.
-  International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. (ICESCR), adopted December 16, 1966, G.A. Res. 2200A (XXI), 21 U.S. GAOR Supp. (No. 16) at 49, U.N. Doc. A/6316 (1966), 993 U.N.T.S. 3, entered into force January 3, 1976.