Category: Gender

Women and sexual minorities including sex workers, men who have sex with men and LGBT people often face stigma and discrimination. This can lead to an acceptance of harmful practices including gender-based violence and sexual risk taking, which impacts on health.

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Society and Gender Identity need to talk

Society and Gender Identity need to talk

According to various historians, gender fluidity was part of a common culture in many places across the continent. ...

Partner violence hinders HIV prevention, treatment and care

Women living with HIV who face violence from their intimate partners find it harder to adhere to HIV treatment and access care, according to health re ...

HIV linked to surge in gender-based violence in Africa

A new report has linked HIV and AIDS as one of the leading causes of gender-based violence, not only in Kenya but across Africa. ...

Ugandan husband divorces wife due to HIV diagnosis

Since her HIV diagnosis, Grace has overcome horrendous stigma and discrimination to start a new life operating a small business and looking after her ...

Lack of access to contraception in Uganda costing thousands of lives

More than a half of all pregnancies in Uganda are unintended and nearly a third of them end in abortion a new survey has found. ...

African Union must tackle conflict related rape say campaigners

International campaigners are calling on the African Union to tackle conflict-related rape when it meets for its 20th Summit today. ...

How hunger is fuelling domestic violence in rural Zimbabwe

In rural Buhera, about 300 kilometres southeast of Zimbabwe's capital Harare, many women face domestic violence and say that hunger is fuelling the si ...

Men the world over must change their mindset, says Indian ambassador to Zimbabwe

The Indian ambassador to Zimbabwe has said there is a need to change the mindset of men the world over so as to stop violence and rape against women. ...

Literacy vital for the protection of women from HIV and unwanted pregnancies

Illiteracy is hindering women in Mozambique from preventing unwanted pregnancies and HIV leading to a higher mortality rate for mothers, a health spec ...

16 Days: Fighting sexual violence in Zimbabwe

"We are satisfied with the outcome of the recommendations as they speak to the immediate and long term solutions. We are also satisfied with the openn ...
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