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Hidden in the Mealie Meal: Gender-Based Abuses and Women’s HIV Treatment in Zambia

Hidden in the Mealie Meal

Gender-Based Abuses and Women’s HIV Treatment in Zambia

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I. Summary

II. Key Recommendations to the Government of Zambia and Zambia National Assembly

III. Methodology

IV. Background

Gender and HIV/AIDS in Africa

Access and Adherence to Treatment

Obstacles to Accessing HIV/AIDS Treatment in Zambia

Women in Zambia

V. The Impact of Gender-Based Abuses on Women’s HIV Treatment

Gender-Based Violence

Insecure Property Rights

VI. Zambia’s Response to Gender-Based Abuses Impeding Women’s HIV Treatment

The Health System

Legal Framework and Access to Justice

VII. Zambia’s International Legal Obligations

VIII. Response of the International Community

The United States

The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

IX. Conclusion

X. Detailed Recommendations

To the Government of Zambia and the Zambia National Assembly

To Donors

To UN Agencies and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

To Regional and Global Actors

XI. Acknowledgements

Appendix I

Appendix II


December 2007 Volume 19, No. 18(A)