Teaching scouts about HIV at a youth workshop in C.A.R. 82% of adolescents living with HIV are in sub-Sahara Africa. (Photo/ Pierre Holtz for UNICEF)

Boys, Girls And HIV In Africa: Knowledge Is Power (But Not Always)

If a country has a high HIV prevalence, it is correlated with a higher percentage of girls having comprehensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS. For boys, however, their knowledge has a weaker correlation with national prevalence

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A woman performs a traditional nomadic dance in Al Koma village, North Darfur at an International Women's Day celebration. (Photo/Albert González Farran/UNAMID).

Global Gender Gap Index 2008: The Africa Picture

The Gender Gap Index works on the assumption that women are strictly disadvantaged compared to men and as such, only measures where women are traditionally disadvantaged to men are used