Human Rights: Discrimination against women and girls creates barriers to the HIV response

28 May 2019

Discrimination, including rape and early marriage, prevents women and girls from being able to adequately protect themselves from HIV. Sometimes gender inequality is entrenched in a country’s laws. Women and girls face unequal access to their rights in many contexts and lack the freedom to make informed choices.

Graphic showing how discriminating against women and girls creates barriers to the HIV response

Find out more about how discrimination against women and girls creates barriers to the HIV response on our human rights and HIV page.