The Lagos Director, United Nations Information Centre, Mr. Ronald Kayanja, has said more men than women die of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in the country, in spite of the fact that women are more affected by HIV.
Kayanja said this on....Wednesday at the United Nations International Women’s Day celebration organised by a coalition of non-governmental organisations in Lagos.
While attributing the under-representation of women in governance to a huge campaign finance and traditional perception of women, he said economic and gender-based violence also increased the risk of young women contracting HIV.
He said, “In Nigeria today, women represent 58 per cent of all the people living with HIV. The power inequalities that underline gender-based violence, including physical, sexual, psychological and economic violence, expose young women to HIV.
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