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This report was written by Rebecca Schleifer, based on research conducted by Rebecca Schleifer and Joanne Csete of the HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Program at Human Rights Watch. It was reviewed by Joanne Csete, director of the HIV/AIDS Program; Lois Whitman, director, Children’s Rights Division; LaShawn Jefferson, director, Women’s Rights Division; Bronwen Manby and Nobuntu Mbelle, researchers, Africa Division; Jonathan Cohen, researcher, HIV/AIDS Program; James Ross, senior legal advisor; and Widney Brown, deputy program director of Human Rights Watch. Production assistance was provided by Andrea Holley, Jennifer Nagle, Veronica Matushaj, Rafael Jimenez and Fitzroy Hepkins.

Human Rights Watch would like to thank all the individuals and organizations who provided information, advice, and assistance during the research and preparation of this report. While they are too numerous to list by name, we extend special thanks to Joan van Niekerk, Liesl Gerntholtz and Viki Proudlock for their generous assistance in facilitating this work. We also gratefully acknowledge the Ford Foundation for supporting Human Rights Watch’s work in South Africa.

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March 2004