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By Victoria RoggenLESOTHO
COUNTRY FACTS   Population: 2,084,182   30,000 sq. km   Constitutional Monarchy– Gained    independence from the UK in ...
CONTEXTUAL ISSUES   Extreme Poverty   Lack of Healthcare Infrastructure   Dual legal system   Dependent on South Africa
HIV/AIDS   Third Highest Rates in the World   23.2% of the Population is Infected   Heterosexual contact accounts for t...
GENDER ANLYSIS AND HIV/AIDS   Significant Gender Inequality     Women    are considered to be in the “custody” of      t...
REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES   High Maternal Mortality Rates     Lack of healthcare infrastructure     Highest unmet need for co...
REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES   Violence Against Women     High  Rates of Rape     High Rates of Domestic Violence     Inability...
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  1. 1. By Victoria RoggenLESOTHO
  2. 2. COUNTRY FACTS Population: 2,084,182 30,000 sq. km Constitutional Monarchy– Gained independence from the UK in 1966
  3. 3. CONTEXTUAL ISSUES Extreme Poverty Lack of Healthcare Infrastructure Dual legal system Dependent on South Africa
  4. 4. HIV/AIDS Third Highest Rates in the World 23.2% of the Population is Infected Heterosexual contact accounts for the majority of the cases and women are disproportionately affected
  5. 5. GENDER ANLYSIS AND HIV/AIDS Significant Gender Inequality  Women are considered to be in the “custody” of their husband or other male relative Social Beliefs Surrounding Masculinity Power differential in relationships
  6. 6. REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES High Maternal Mortality Rates  Lack of healthcare infrastructure  Highest unmet need for contraception in the South African region at 31%  Large number of unsafe abortions
  7. 7. REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES Violence Against Women  High Rates of Rape  High Rates of Domestic Violence  Inability to Negotiate in a Sexual Relationsip for Fear of Violence

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