Re-Evaluating UNAIDS Fast-Tract Strategy from Women’s Perspectives

Re-Evaluating UNAIDS Fast-Tract Strategy from Women’s Perspectives

ABSTRACT

The world has made significant progress in halting and reversing the AIDS pandemic over the four decades. However, women and especially young girls and adolescents are still disproportionately affected by HIV. Today, women still constitute 52% of the total People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), which is more than half of the total population globally and AIDS is still one of the leading cause of early death amongst women. Therefore, it is high time to erase this long overdue issues of gender inequalities, gender-based violence and HIV infection by progressing towards a sustainable, women-centered development strategy. Keeping all these issues in mind, this paper attempts to critically examine the Fast Tract Strategy of 2014 adopted by the United Nation Political Declaration on Ending AIDS by 2030 with reference to women.

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