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  Summary More than one third of the population of Kabwe, Zambia— over 76,000 people—live in lead-contaminated townships. Studies estimate that half of the children in these areas have elevated blood lead levels that warrant medical treatment…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to…
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Summary Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything. —Peter, Dominica,…
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Summary The Zambian government regards agriculture as a “panacea” for rural poverty, and the country’s leaders have been promoting agribusiness investments on huge swaths of land. However, flaws in the government’s regulation of commercial…
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Summary Since 2011, violence in Syria has forcibly displaced at least 1.6 million school-age children to other countries in the region. Before the conflict, more than 90 percent of Syrian children attended primary school and 70 percent…
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“We Are Also Dying of AIDS” Barriers to HIV Services and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities in Zambia Map of Zambia Glossary Summary Key Recommendations…
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“You’ll Be Fired if You Refuse” Labor Abuses in Zambia’s Chinese State-owned Copper Mines Map of Zambia Summary Recommendations To the Government of Zambia To the…
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Unjust and Unhealthy HIV, TB, and Abuse in Zambian Prisons Map of Zambian Prisons Visited Fact Sheet Table 1: Basic Statistics for Prisons Visited Table 2: Access to Justice for Prisoners Interviewed Summary Key Recommendations Methodology Table 3:…
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Hidden in the Mealie Meal Gender-Based Abuses and Women's HIV Treatment in Zambia 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…
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POLICY PARALYSIS: A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA      SUMMARY II. ABUSES OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS.. HIV/AIDS and Abuse of Girls Risks to Women and Girls in…
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MORE THAN A NAME State-Sponsored Homophobia and Its Consequences in Southern Africa TABLE OF CONTENTS Glossary of Key Terms I. Introduction A.  Summary B.  Contexts: HIV/AIDS, Inequality, Identity C. Brief Recommendations II. The…
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Suffering in Silence:The Links between Human Rights Abuses and HIV Transmission to Girls in Zambia TABLE OF CONTENTS I.  SUMMARY.. II.  RECOMMENDATIONS To the Government of Zambia To the donor community To the United Nations…
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On November 18, 1996 presidential and parliamentary elections were held in Zambia, five years almost to the day since the first multiparty elections in November 1991. The election results returned President Frederick Chiluba and his Movement for…
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On November 18, 1996, Zambians voted in parliamentary and presidential elections—the second multiparty elections since the end in 1991 of twenty-seven years of authoritarian and mostly single-party rule, under former president Kenneth Kaunda. The Movement…
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On March 4, 1993 President Chiluba declared a state of emergency, alleging the existence of a plot to overthrow the government by illegal means. The plot, known as the “Zero Option Plan,” was said to have been devised by members of the opposing United…