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Gender, sexuality, rights and HIV : an overview for community sector organizations

SHARMA, Upasana

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This is a summary of a desk-based literature review that examines the factors that contribute to the vulnerability and risk of HIV infection in men, women, and men-who-have-sex-with-men. It is a resource for NGOs and Community Based Organisations to build a greater understanding of how gender and sexuality determine vulnerability to HIV. It also highlights major human rights declarations, treaties and recommendations that can be used by individuals and associations to advocate for their rights and hold decision makers accountable to their commitments

Women with disabilities - cooking, fires and smoke

RAHMAN, Farhat

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This article describes the difficulities of awareness raising in a remote province of Pakistan. It describes the work of the organisation POWER - the Promotion of Women, Empowerment and Rehabilitation - and the socio-cultural barriers it faces. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in gender issues, daily living, and barriers for disabled women in rural areas

The fourth wave : violence, gender, culture & HIV in the 21st century

NGUYEN, Vinh-Kim
KLOT, Jennifer F

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This online forum contains articles and commentary considering why there is a growing 'feminization' of the HIV and AIDS epidemic and why responses to the epidemic are failing women, with a particular focus on deeply rooted social, cultural and economic factors that are driving the epidemic


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