If the HIV/AIDS pandemic is to be halted,
the international community must, for a
start, deliver on the promise of universal
education. But it must go further than the
imperative of equal access to education
and ensure equal quality in the process,
content and experience of education.
While access to, and the availability of,
life skills classes are important to stopping
the spread of HIV/AIDS, so too is a school
environment that is child-friendly, models
equality and fairness, and protects the
rights of all children equally (see Box 3,
page 11 and Chapter 4, page 18).