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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Strong women, dangerous times: gender and HIV/AIDS in Africa
Editors:Kalipeni, EzekielISNI
Flynn, Karen CoenISNI
Pope, Cynthia
Year:2009
Pages:301
Language:English
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Nova Science Publishers
ISBN:1606927361; 9781606927366
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Kenya
Malawi
Mozambique
South Africa
Sudan
Zimbabwe
Subjects:AIDS
women
conference papers (form)
2007
Abstract:This book is the result of a symposium held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in September 2007. It is divided into three parts, each concentrating on a different aspect of women and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. The first part provides case studies of the social, political, economic, cultural and geographic dynamics that play into women's and girls' risk for the virus. The second part transitions into case studies of prevention, concentrating on condom use. The chapters in the final section highlight other ways of promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention across the region. Margaret Asalele Mbilizi and Linda Semu start with a feminist perspective on globalization, sexuality and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. This is followed by a chapter on South Sudan by Ellen Percy Kraly, Erin Bergman and Isaac Padiet, three chapters on Malawi by Olivia Mchaju Liwewe, Ezekiel Kalipeni and Priscilla Upasani Matinga; Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, Ezekiel Kalipeni and Rachel Rodriguez; and Linda Semu; a chapter on Kisumu District, Kenya, by Veronica A. Ouma and Ezekiel Kalipeni; and a chapter on Mozambique by Ana Loforte. Part 2 has three chapters: Veronica Escamilla and Ezekiel Kalipeni on male-female differences in condom perceptions and use in rural Malawi; Njeri Mbugua on cultural attitudes and ambivalence to the ABC model in sub-Saharan Africa; and C.E. Ndhlovu et al. on the use of cotrimozaxole prophylaxis in a clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe. The chapters in Part 3 discuss the culture of silence in relation to HIV/AIDS in East Africa (Mwenda Ntarangwi); HIV/AIDS related art and popular culture in South Africa (Heather L. Schaad); religion and women's rights in Kenya (Mary Nyangweso Wangila); and promoting Black Canadian women's health (Karen Flynn and Audrey Taylor). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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