17 Fact Sheets with concise information on gender-related aspects of HIV/AIDS

A Rights-Based Approach

No. of pages: 68

Publication date: 2006

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNAIDS

Gender is an inextricable part of the HIV/AIDS equation.
Young women are disproportionately vulnerable to infection; elderly women and young girls are disproportionately affected by the burden of care-giving in the epidemic’s wake. Gender inequality and poor respect for the human rights of women and girls are key factors in the HIV/AIDS epidemic: both from the point of view of effectiveness and from the call for social justice, HIV/AIDS programming must take account of the gender dimensions of HIV/AIDS and its processes.