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Gender Equality and HIV and AIDS: A Challenge for the Education Sector

ISBN-10: 0855985860
ISBN-13: 9780855985868
Edition: 2008
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Description: "Gender inequalities in society are driving aspects of the HIV epidemic, and this is particularly the case in the education sector. Work to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS in educational settings can be empowering, however, and bring about change."  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

"Gender inequalities in society are driving aspects of the HIV epidemic, and this is particularly the case in the education sector. Work to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS in educational settings can be empowering, however, and bring about change." "Gender Equality, HIV, and AIDS explains and illustrates some of the key arguments and debates in the education sector by: examining different expectations of what HIV education programmes and education settings can do to transform unequal gender relations, protect young people against HIV and AIDS, and contribute to care for those affected and infected; warning that an uncritical acceptance that education is a 'social vaccine' protecting young people from HIV infection can be misleading; demonstrating that, to be effective, HIV and AIDS education must be based on a sensitive unders tanding of social and cultural context and the complexities of young people's lives; illustrating the importance of democratic learning environments informed by evidence-based policy, implemented with strong leadership for transforming deeply held values and beliefs regarding sexual behaviour and sexuality." "Gender Equality, HIV, and AIDS features research and case studies from academics, NGOs, and donor organisations in Africa and South-East Asia."--BOOK JACKET.

Introduction
Gender, Education, and HIV - Mapping the Challenges
Essentialism, equality,and empowerment: concepts of gender and schooling in the HIV and AIDS epidemic
Girls' education and vulnerability to HIV infection in Africa
Gender inequality in primary education in the context of HIV and AIDS: a challenge for Uganda
Violence against girls: are schools doing enough to protect them against HIV and AIDS?
The gendered impact of AIDS on orphans and education in KwaZulu-Naral, South Africa
Building the Evidence Base to Meet the Challenges
The road less travelled: gender-based interventions in the education-sector response to HIV
'One finger cannot kill a louse' - working with schools on gender, sexuality, and HIV in rural Zambia
Mobilising care: accounts of gender equality, schooling, and the HIV epidemic in Durban, South Africa
Development, gender, HIVand AIDS, and adult education: challenges in Thailand
Engaging the community to promote gender equity among young men experiences from 'Yari Dosti' in Murnbai
Building multi-sectoral partnerships to deliver gendered HIV education in schools: the Nigerian experience
Conclusion: HIV and AIDS and gender - the challenges for empowerment and change
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