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Title Gendered Insecurities, Health and Development in Africa
Published Taylor & Francis 2012


Description 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents Cover; Gendered Insecurities, Health and Development in Africa; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Gendered insecurities, health and development in Africa: An introduction; 1 The gender context of vulnerability to HIV/AIDS: The case of men and women in low income areas of the city of Lilongwe in Malawi; 2 Treating AIDS in Uganda and South Africa: Semi-authoritarian technologies in gendered contexts of insecurity; 3 Whose human security?: Gender, neoliberalism and the informal economy in sub-Saharan Africa
4 African poverty, gender and insecurity5 Food crises: The impact on African women and children; 6 Gender, environment and human security in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), Ghana; 7 Negotiating security: Gender, violence and the rule of law in post-war South Sudan; 8 Gender, agency and peace negotiations in Africa; Index
Summary The concept of security has often narrowly focused on issues surrounding the protection of national borders from outside threats. However, a richer idea of human security has become increasingly important in the past decade or so. The aim is to incorporate various dimensions of the downside risks affecting the generalized well-being or dignity of people. Despite this rising prominence, the discourses surrounding human security have neglected to address the topic of gender, particularly how issues of poverty and underdevelopment impact women's and men's experiences and strategies differently
Subject Economic development -- Africa
Human security -- Africa
Poverty -- Africa
Public health -- Africa
Women and human security -- Africa
Women -- Africa -- Economic conditions
Women -- Africa -- Social conditions
Economic development
Human security
Public health
Women and human security
Women -- Economic conditions
Women -- Social conditions
Form Electronic book
Author Stein, Howard.
Fadlalla, Amal Hassan Hassan.
ISBN 1280874473