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Research outputs: RURAL COMMUNITIES

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2021 The politics of cultural defiance: exhumations and rural reburials in Covid times

The legacy of the initial ruling by the Covid-19 advisory committee that bodies should be encased in plastic has been traumatic and catastro...

2021 Gender and rural vitality: empowerment through women's community groups

Rural women are often the main supporters of their families and have been involved in improving the quality of life for households and commu...

2021 Prenatal and postnatal intimate partner violence and associated factors among HIV-infected women in rural South Africa: a longitudinal study

Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been highlighted as one of the challenges to the effectiveness of the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Tran...