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