Tuesday, November 23, 2004

United Nations Links HIV Fight to Women's Rights

U.N. Links HIV Fight to Women's Rights

The global battle against HIV will ultimately fail unless serious progress is made on women's rights in the developing world, the United Nations says.

The pandemic is increasingly taking on a feminine face as it enters its globalization phase. and the lack of women's equality — from poverty and stunted education to rape and denial of women's inheritance and property rights — is a major obstacle to victory over the virus, according to the latest global HIV status report published Tuesday.

U.N. Links HIV Fight to Women's Rights

1 comment:

Mad Mike said...

Found these stories today.

UK Caught In The Grip Of 'HIV Epidemic'
Britain is "in the grip of a serious HIV epidemic" as the number of people suffering from the infection continues to soar, figures show.

Full story here: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/041125/140/f7bem.html
more here, http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-13254408,00.html