This Is What Has Happened

HIV & AIDS, Women and Vulnerability in South Africa

What began as a chronicle of the various vulnerabilities women in Zambia face, became the story of persistence, strength, resolve and hope. While the HIV and AIDS pandemic has stripped bare many of the weaknesses and failings of Zambian society, it has also emphasised the immense potential of Zambian women, a potential as yet unrealised.

Through the use of photography and story telling, this report explores the human face behind the statistics of HIV and AIDS and it’s impact in Zambia. 

This Is What Has Happened 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.

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Product details

Written and edited by: Valerie Duffy and Ciara Regan
Publisher: 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World
For ages: 15+
Photography: Gareth Bentley
Page extent: 95 pages
Publication date: 2010
Graphics and layout: Gush Design
Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm
ISBN: 978-0-9567185-1-8

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