This is What Has Happened: HIV and AIDS, Women and Vulnerability in Zambia

Through the use of photography and storytelling, this report explores the human face behind the statistics of HIV and AIDS and it’s impact in Zambia. The report directly focuses on the vulnerability of women as a result of the beliefs and values, as well as the structures, which perpetuate their subordination. The report also describes the dignity, resolve and strength of women in confronting these realities.


  • Forward
  • Introduction
  • HIV and AIDS: Understanding the Vulnerability of Women
  • Biomedical Vulnerability
  • Economic Vulnerability
  • Social and Cultural Vulnerability
  • Legal and Political Vulnerability
  • Educational Vulnerability
  • Civil Society in Zambia: a response
  • The Official Government Response
  • A Traditional Leader response
  • Key Findings
  • Statistical Background

Product Details

Author: Valerie Duffy and Ciara Regan with photography by Gareth Bentley

Publisher: 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-9567185-1-8

Pages: 94

Country of Origin: Ireland

Available Formats: Paperback


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