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n African Human Rights Law Journal - Advancing gender equity in access to HIV treatment through the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa : focus on the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

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Abstract

This article examines the challenges women face in accessing HIV / AIDS treatment in Africa and the need to ensure equality in access to treatment. It argues that, in accordance with the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Women's Protocol), there is a need for states to adopt affirmative action in order to improve access to HIV treatment for women in Africa. Although the article briefly discusses access to Nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child-transmission of HIV / AIDS, the focus is on women's needs and not the needs of the child. Factors limiting women's rights to access to HIV treatment, such as discrimination, poverty and inadequate spending on the health care, are considered. The article discusses the role state parties to the Women's Protocol can play in ensuring equity in access to treatment for women in their territories.

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2006-01-01
2016-12-06
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