3. Gender and HIV
- Mainstreaming gender through capacity building, inclusion and participation of both men and women in policy formulation and decision-making processes as key to achieving the desired goals in the development processes.
- Building a women’s movement to defend their rights against the impacts of development processes
- Most people are either infected or affected by the stigma. To positively involve them in any development process, the issue of HIV/AIDS has to be put into consideration through minimal psychosocial counseling by qualified personnel – This is a way of psychologically alleviating the impacts on people infected and affected by HIV and thus preparing them to be fully involved in community development processes – a human rights need.