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Disability and unpaid care work

CBM AUSTRALIA
2019

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This report looks at the impact of unpaid care work on disability inclusive programming and shares some practical ideas for how to address this based on experiences of CBM partners and other agencies. 

 

Programme experience discussed include:

  • Building agency and relationships: a community mobilisation approach in Jharkhand, India
  • Engaging men as care advocates in the Phillipines
  • Recognising and supporting care givers in Ghana
  • Good practice

 

Engaging men to increase support for optimal infant feeding in Western Kenya

MARTIN, Stephanie
MUKARIA, Altrena
MAERO, Peter
2010

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Engaging male partners in breastfeeding promotion and education, as well as providing fathers with knowledge and skills for optimal breastfeeding practices, has been shown to positively impact exclusive breastfeeding rates. In order to address poor infant feeding practices, the Infant and Young Child Nutrition Project is integrating infant and young child nutrition into current community-level male involvement activities, conducting pilot activities with men’s group leaders in Western Province, Kenya in August 2009, as part of a larger community-based optimal infant feeding intervention

Alleviating the burden of responsibility : men as providers of community-based HIV/AIDS care and support in Lesotho

NEWMAN, Constance
September 2009

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This is an overview of a study of men as providers of HIV and AIDS care and support in Lesotho to help address the problems of occupational segregation with regards to human resources for health. Such inequality ..."impedes the development of robust health workforces. In the era of HIV/AIDS, this makes for inequities, inefficiencies and missed opportunities by creating barriers to health workforce entry and limiting the possible pool of formal and nonformal health workers. In Lesotho, as in many other countries, the HIV and AIDS care burden falls on the shoulders of women and girls in unpaid, invisible household and community work. This gender inequity in [human resources for health] needs to be addressed to ensure fair and sustainable responses to the need for home- and community-based HIV/AIDS care and support"

Challenges of care : VSO-RAISA regional conference 2007 report back

HAMILTON, Robin
PORTER, Stephen
2007

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"The aim of the conference was to bring together stakeholders from different sectors, in order to create a forum for discussing innovative solutions to emerging issues affecting caregivers in community based organisations. Objectives included focusing on the challenges of care to women and children, identifying good home-based care practices, discussing policy and legal frameworks for home-based care, raising awareness of caregivers’ needs, exploring how to engage men in home-based care, and establishing networks for lobbying and advocacy"

Succession planning in Uganda : early outreach for AIDS-affected children and their families

HORIZONS
2003

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This summary paper describes and discusses a survey into the effects and outcomes of a succession planning programme. It discusses the background, context and methodology of the survey, before presenting the key findings. The key findings are as follows: the proportion of HIV+ parents who appointed a guardian increased significantly after exposure to the SP programme; after two years in the programme, parents were more likely to have disclosed their serostatus to at least one child; will writing doubled in the group but remained low; standby guardians appointed were mostly male, however, ultimately women assume the responsibility

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