UNIFEM Report Finds Women Often Excluded From Decision-Making Over HIV/AIDS Response
August 3, 2010
A report by the U.N. Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) highlights "the world's failure to include women in decision-making in the HIV and AIDS response, despite a significant rise in the epidemic among women," the Jamaica Observer reports. "According to Ines Alberdi, executive director of UNIFEM, accelerating progress in the response to HIV is impossible when women are invisible in decision-making." For the report, UNIFEM interviewed women who "cited stigma, lack of access to information, the burden of caregiving ... as well as illiteracy" as barriers to involvement in decision-making (Brown, 8/2).
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