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Call for Papers: Beyond Working with Men and Boys

Call for Papers: Beyond Working with Men and Boys

A call for papers for a special issue of the journal Culture, Health and Sexuality is now open to critically explore engagement with men and boys and how this can be done in more progressive, equitable and health enhancing ways. Closing date - 30 April 2014. Click here for more information and submission guidelines. 

Men Value Their Dignity

Men Value Their Dignity

Securing Respect and Identity Construction in Urban Informal Settlements in South Africa

Because urban informal settlements remain sites of high HIV incidence, prevalence and violence, increasing attention is being paid into understanding how young South Africans construct respect and masculine identity.

In a study published in Global Health Action, HEARD and the Gender and Health Unit at the South African Medical Research Council explore the intersections of livelihoods and HIV risk behaviours and violence for young men living in urban informal settlements in South Africa. Researchers argue that young men struggle to achieve respect in contexts where they lack employment; in turn they seek sources of respect that are open to them, namely control over women, violence against other men and seeking multiple sexual partners.

They also argue that these being the only pathways open to them is a legacy of apartheid, young people’s continued economic marginalisation and sustained gender inequalities. However, the researchers point to potential opportunities for intervention to build more gender equitable and less violent societies. Click here to access the article.

Disability and Access to HIV Services: A Zambian Experience

Disability and Access to HIV Services: A Zambian Experience

Communication barriers, threats to confidentiality, heightened disability-related discrimination, movement and mobility restrictions. These are just some of the avoidable challenges faced by people living with disabilities (PWDs) while seeking HIV-related services in Zambia. These issues were highlighted in a recent University of Toronto study published in the Journal of International AIDS Society, for which HEARD’s Dr Jill Hanass-Hancock co-investigated.

The study is the first to examine perceptions of testing, treatment and other HIV services for PWDs who have become HIV positive. Findings reveal far-reaching opportunities for improving the quality of care for this population. Click here to access the article.

HEARD News Quarterly Issue Out Now

HEARD’s Newsletter Out Now

In the latest issue of HEARD News we look into safer conception methods for HIV-affected couples, an innovative intervention for teachers of learners with disability, the cost of HIV and AIDS on the private sector and more. Click here for the full issue. Click here to sign up for future issues. 


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