Our Work in Southern Africa
Crossroads International is working with leading women’s rights groups in Zimbabwe and Swaziland to reduce gender-based violence and to increase women’s rights. Thirty-five per cent of all people living with HIV reside in Southern Africa, and, as in many regions, women are disproportionately affected by the AIDS pandemic. In Zimbabwe and Swaziland, political and socio-cultural norms also contribute to the subordination of women. In addition to local projects to reduce violence against women, Crossroads is supporting collaboration among women’s rights groups to increase women’s participation in decision-making.