Global struggles, local contexts: prospects for a southern African AIDS feminism

SOURCE: The politics of AIDS: globalization, the state and civil society
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Leclerc-Madlala
SOURCE EDITOR(S): M.J.Foller, H.Thorn
KEYWORDS: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, GENDER EQUALITY, HIV/AIDS, POLITICS, WOMEN
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5413

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Abstract

The need to accelerate the global struggle against patriarchy and its system of endorsing male privilege while promoting female vulnerability is perhaps nowhere more clearly evinced than in Southern Africa today. At every stage of the HIV epidemic women in Southern Africa are disproportionably infected and affected by the disease.