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

Friday, October 1, 2004
United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)
Western Africa

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.

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