Homophobia in Africa: the discourses of HIV in the context of criminalisation and public health

OUTPUT TYPE: Conference or seminar papers
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2011
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Reddy
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, CRIME, HIV/AIDS, HOMOPHOBIA
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7241

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Abstract

This paper will offer a perspective on some of the dominant discourses of homophobia on the continent in relation to law, identity, criminalisation and justice. The presentation will also engage the former issues in understanding its implication for public health interventions, with a specific focus on HIV and AIDS. Based on the latter, some suggestions will be made for ongoing future steps that respond to barriers, limitations and gaps.