At 1.2 per cent, HIV prevalence in Benin is one of the lowest in Africa but the entrenched stigma against people living with HIV has prompted UNICEF and the government to find innovative ways to combat the disease and support those affected by it. Women are often not empowered to refuse sex or demand protection and many are subjected to sexual exploitation or violence that can increase their vulnerability to the disease. Today is International Women’s Day. UNICEF
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