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Reclaiming our lives: HIV and AIDS, women's land and property rights and livelihoods in southern and East Africa: narratives and responses

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dc.contributor.editor Izumi, K. en
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-18 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-29T08:19:08Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-29T08:19:08Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0796921369 en
dc.identifier.uri https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/reclaiming-our-lives en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6546
dc.description.abstract Property-grabbing from widows and orphans began long before the HIV and AIDS pandemic. However, the scale of HIV infection rates, stigmatisation, and the social and economic vulnerability of widows and orphans have worsened the situation. Targets of psychological and physical harassment, dispossessed of their property and evicted form their homes, women and children are left destitute. Too often, the personal stories of both hardship and resilience in the face of adversity are lost in the statistics and dry overviews of national policies and epidemiological trends. Excluded from statistics, these women and children become invisible. This collection of narratives from southern and East Africa aims to raise awareness not only about the heavy impact of HIV and AIDS in the region but also about the active steps being taken by many grassroots organizations to respond to the crisis. It is evident that, while the pandemic is biting deeply into the social fabric of communities, it is also galvanising ordinary women and men to respond with compassion and conviction, and to find innovative ways of defending and promoting the rights of HIV-affected women and children. These stories expose the immense human cost of discriminatory laws and practices, and pointing to the social, policy and legislative changes that are necessary to combat the pandemic effectively. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject SOUTHERN AFRICA en
dc.subject EASTERN AFRICA en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject WOMEN'S RIGHTS en
dc.subject HOUSING DELIVERY en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.title Reclaiming our lives: HIV and AIDS, women's land and property rights and livelihoods in southern and East Africa: narratives and responses en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.BudgetYear 2006/07 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4096 en
dc.outputnumber 2642 en
dc.bibliographictitle Izumi, K. (ed). (2006) <i>Reclaiming our lives: HIV and AIDS, women's land and property rights and livelihoods in southern and East Africa: narratives and responses. </i> Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en


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