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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Women, religion and HIV/AIDS in Africa: responding to ethical and theological challenges
Editor:Hinga, Teresia M.
City of publisher:Pietermaritzburg
Publisher:Cluster Publications
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
Abstract:During the third Pan-African Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians Congress, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in August 2002, African women theologians presented a gendered analysis of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. The present collective volume on the theological and ethical challenges posed by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in relation to women in Africa consists of essays based on the outcomes of this congress. Following the Introduction by Teresia M. Hinga, Ruth Muthei James examines the sociocultural and economic factors that render girl-children vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. Pacificah Florence Okemwa discusses the plight of female domestic workers facing AIDS in Kenya. Hazel Ayanga looks at religio-cultural challenges in women's fight against HIV/AIDS in Kenya. Anne Nkirote Kubai examines women and HIV/AIDS in Rwanda after the genocide. Teresia Mbari Hinga considers theological and ethical challenges and imperatives concerning women with AIDS in Africa. Denise M. Ackermann presents a feminist ethical perspective on women and HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Philomena Njeri Mwaura investigates the issue of basic human rights that are denied Kenyan women through stigma and discrimination. Constance Ambasa Shisanya identifies the issue of stigma surrounding women living with HIV. Evelyn Wakhusama demonstrates the ways in which cultural, scriptural and theological worldviews have worked to silence women with HIV/AIDS. Nyambura Jane Njoroge focuses on the role of the leadership in African Churches in the light of the HIV/AIDS crisis. [ASC Leiden abstract]