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Women, Poverty And AIDS Sex, Drugs And Structural Violence

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Published by Common Courage Press .
Written in English


  • Sociology,
  • General,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • AIDS & HIV,
  • History / General

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Edition Notes

ContributionsPaul Farmer (Editor), Margaret Connors (Editor), Janie Simmons (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages525
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8686908M
ISBN 101567513468
ISBN 109781567513462

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Women, poverty, and AIDS. Monroe, Me.: Common Courage Press, © (OCoLC) Online version: Women, poverty, and User Review - Flag as inappropriate The face of AIDS is increasingly that of a woman: in some regions, women already constitute the majority of those infected. This book overviews the status of women in the global AIDS pandemic, and analyzes large-scale economic, political, and cultural forces that continue to place millions of women at increased risk for HIV infection WPA is a book that makes a horrible contradiction, it asks professionals working in related fields to the AIDS pandemic to examine certain kinds of structural violence regarding gender and poverty, which the authors correctly claim have been mostly overlooked - that is, poor women forms one of the groups most brutally hit by  › Books › Medical Books › Medicine. Women, Poverty and AIDS (2nd Edition): Sex, Drugs and Structural Violence: Paul Farmer, Margaret Connors, Janie Simmons: Books - s://

This second edition of the groundbreaking Women, Poverty and AIDS reviews the massive epidemic sweeping Sub-Saharan Africa and many other parts of the Third World. As Dr. Joia Mukherjee reveals, the unfolding tragedy is a double one: drugs could be saving lives Entrenched economic and gender inequities are the driving forces behind the globally expanding HIV/AIDS epidemic among women ().Poverty and gender inequities operate in a vicious cycle: the many manifestations of poverty--insufficient income, limited access to education and jobs, and little autonomy for decision-making--are fueled by gender-based norms and values that reinforce women's lower A focus on poor women as distinct from men in efforts to reduce poverty is justified because women’s paid and unpaid work is crucial for the survival of poor households. Women are economic actors: They produce and process food for the family; they are the primary caretakers of children, the elderly and the sick; and their income and labor are   HIV/AIDS and poverty in resource-poor settings. HIV/AIDS is both a manifestation of poverty conditions that exist, taking hold where livelihoods are unsustainable, and the result of the unmitigated impact of the epidemic on social and economic conditions. HIV/AIDS is at the same time a cause and an outcome of poverty, and poverty @ed_protect/@protrav/@ilo_aids/documents/publication/.

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