2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Womens Rights and HIV/AIDS Prevalence
Hazar H. Khidir
Dr. Elaine McDuff, Faculty Mentor

Women across the globe have been reported to suffer disproportionately from HIV/AIDS infection with some of the most severe disparities in gender infection reported in South Africa. Many women today are victims of an environment that denies them their human rights and places them in a position where they are susceptible to harm. The cultural, economic, and political gender disparities that infringe on the human rights of women have contributed to the higher observed incidence of HIV/AIDS infection in women as compared to men around the world, and will continue to increase infection in women unless more effective programs that empower, educate, and protect women are established and made accessible.

Keywords: HIV, Women, Human Rights

Topic(s):Democracy and Human Rights in South Africa

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 101-12
Location: VH 1324
Time: 9:50

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