Women, Girls, HIV/AIDS and the World of Work

Publish Year : 2004
Publisher : International Labour Organization (ILO)
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Description :

This briefing note describes the linkages between women and HIV/AIDS, and the impact on national economies. In addition to young women being at greatest risk for transmission, women also bear the brunt of the costs of HIV/AIDS. Women's risks are exacerbated by poverty, low status and dependence on men. Women's lack of education fuels discrimination in the labour market, where women may also experience stigma or violence.

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