FACES: Women as Partners in Peace and Security, AIDS Fighter

Friday, October 1, 2004
Author: 
United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)
Countries: 
Africa
Western Africa
Liberia
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Human Rights

Her name is Joyce Puta, a 48-year-old Zambian army colonel on secondment to the United Nations. An unabashed fighter, her enemy for the last ten years has been HIV/AIDS. Her latest battleground is Liberia, and by all accounts she has been waging a successful campaign.

Document PDF: 

osagi_aidsfighter_2004.pdf