Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Health and Nutrition"
|Titel||HIV prevention as a right : reflecting on an experience with women in Brazil : article produced as part of the KIC Project|
|Tijdschrift||Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender|
|Organisatie||KIT - Royal Tropical Institute|
|Onderwerp||Health and Nutrition|
|Trefwoorden||HIV and AIDS, disease prevention and control, women|
|Samenvatting||Comprehensive approaches to HIV do not only address risk reduction but also try to identify and deal with the causes of vulnerability that limit the ability of individuals and communities to protect themselves and others from HIV infection. They move beyond raising HIV/AIDS awareness to some form of social change, be it more political advocacy of women, transformation of gender notions and behaviour, or community action to tackle local HIV/AIDS-related problems. Since the early 1990s, SOS Corpo started to follow with concern the growth of the AIDS epidemic in Brazil, mainly among the female population – especially poor and Black women. In 1997, we began to include HIV/AIDS in our work with women’s groups in Pernambuco State, located in one of the country’s poorest regions – the Northeast. Our approach has always been concerned with helping to improve the quality of life of people living in poor neighborhoods in three sub regions of the state: Metropolitan Recife region (capital), the Atlantic Forest zone (characterized by large landholdings dedicated to the sugarcane monoculture), and the Semiarid region.|
|Rechten||© 2006 KIT|