*pictured, WUSC partner organization in Malawi: Coalition of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (COWLHA)
In Malawi, women are more vulnerable to HIV infection than men, and must overcome barriers to access treatment, care, and support.
Women and girls living with HIV and AIDS face discrimination and violence from several levels, including:
- in the home (domestic and sexual violence),
- in accessing services (discrimination by healthcare professionals and police), and
- within their community (stigmatization, neglect and “victim blaming”).