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Title:Special issue: gender, HIV/AIDS and human security in Africa = Numéro spécial: les sexes, le VIH/SIDA, et la sécurité humaine en Afrique
Editor:Tiessen, RebeccaISNI
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies (ISSN 0008-3968)
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
South Africa
gender inequality
human security
Abstract:Using theoretical analysis and empirical findings from case studies in several African countries, the authors of this special issue of the Canadian Journal of African Studies examine how the gendered distribution of power relates to HIV/AIDS and human security in Africa in particular cases. Following the first two articles by Rebecca Tiessen, Jane L. Parpart and Miriam Grant, and Colleen O'Manique and Sandra J. MacLean respectively, which serve as an introduction, Lahoma Thomas and Rebecca Tiessen explore HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender-based violence in war-affected and post-conflict communities, using Uganda as a case study. Miriam Grant and Jane Parpart examine gender relations and home-based caring for HIV/AIDS and TB patients in Zimbabwe. Rosemary Jolly and Alan Jeeves examine human insecurity arising from changes in South Africa's Constitution, showing how community members, particularly women, struggle with deteriorating community relations in the midst of growing poverty, epidemic HIV and widespread violence. Susan Thomson makes a similar claim in her paper drawing on examples from Rwanda. Shelley Jones explores the vulnerability to HIV/AIDS of 12 young women in rural Uganda. Roberts Kabeba Muriisa looks at the role of NGOs in addressing gender inequality and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Sarah A. Pugh examines the impact of religion on gender relations, HIV/AIDS and human security in sub-Saharan Africa. [ASC Leiden abstract]