Human Rights Count! Zambia Assessment 2009

Network of Zambian people living with HIV and AIDS (NZP+)

This study is part of the HIV Leadership through Accountability programme that aims to strengthen the evidence base around stigma and discrimination, the level of involvement of people living with HIV (PLHIV), experiences in criminalisation of HIV transmission, and human rights violations against PLHIV in Zambia.

August 18, 2015
Year of publication
2009
Resource types
Reports and Fact sheets
Tags
stigma and discrimination, people living with HIV (PLHIV), criminalization of HIV transmission, human rights violations, Zambia

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