Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Female Face of AIDS: Crisis in Malawi - New From Choices

Choices is pleased to announce the release of our new film: The Female Face of AIDS: Crisis in Malawi.

The Female Face of Aids: Crisis in Malawi shines a light on the stigma and discrimination suffered by women living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi. The film follows the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School during the final weeks of a year-long study on how HIV/AIDS impacts Malawian women who comprise 58 % of those infected there. Eight students and four faculty members traveled to Malawi in 2007 interviewing a broad spectrum of people from the country to understand how these conditions persist.

Learn about the issues these women confront such as economic dependency, physical and sexual abuse, commercial sex work and traditional male dominance as the students seek to find practical solutions for government officials, health workers and regular citizens to improve their lives and insure the nation’s future.

The DVD's special features include a photo gallery and lesson plan/guidebook. The DVD sells for $49.95 and will be available on November 18th.

For more information on this film, please go here.


Anonymous said...

Thought about this issue today. it is killing a lot of Malawian women who are so dependent on their spouses for everything. In the long run they are left with the burden of taking care of their children. The money that they hardly save is used to take care of their sick husbands. Its an unfair world and please let this documentary out so the world knows and how we can help bring awareness to our nation. Especially, assisting in ways that can bring their self esteem back.

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