Challenges and Opportunities for Promoting the Girl Child's Rights in the Face of HIV/AIDS PDF Print E-mail

AUTHOR: M.T. Mushunje
DATE: 2006
PUBLISHER: Gender and Development, 14: 1

 

This article explores the gender dimensions of the AIDS pandemic, focusing on its impact on the girl child. It draws on the rights-based approach and argues that the protection and recognition of the rights of the girl child are essential in the face of the AIDS pandemic in Southern Africa. The article gives insights into some innovative programmes that have been developed in Zimbabwe and recommendations for improving the conditions of, and paving the way for the empowerment of, the girl child.

 

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