"We women are women with a different manner": sexual health of WSW in four Western Cape communities

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2011
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Henderson, A.Cloete, M.Van Zyl
KEYWORDS: HEALTH, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE, WOMEN
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7103
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/3527

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Abstract

This research was initiated by Triangle Project and was funded by a grant from Schorer as part of the organisation's ongoing work to promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of lesbian and bisexual women and other wsw. Triangle Project is an NGO situated in Cape Town and focuses on the rights and interests of the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgendered-intersex (lgbti) community through education, research, publications and campaigns. It has four programmes: Community Engagement and Empowerment Programme (CEEP); Health and Support Services Programme (HSSP); Public Education and Training Programme (PET); Research, Advocacy and Policy Programme (RAPP). Participants for the study were accessed through the Keep's work in the rural and peri-urban areas of Paarl, Stellenbosch, Vredenburg and Touwsrivier. The primary aim of this study is to contribute to the evidence-based knowledge necessary for related to the sexual and reproductive health and rights of lesbian and bisexual women and wsw. It also aims to develop the capacity of under-resourced communities to respond and mobilise the resources necessary to address issues of HIV and AIDS and STIs in relation to wsw.