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The impact of gender in fuelling HIV/AIDS has become a fundamental aspect of addressing the pandemic. It is clear that gender plays a pivotal role in how women and men respond to counselling, testing, treatment, care and prevention programmes.

This report contains the presentations delivered at the gender and HIV/AIDS-themed sessions held during the 3rd African Conference of the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA), held in Dakar, in October 2005.

The first section provides an overview of some of the critical gender and HIV/AIDS theory; the second section contains presentations on how to design gender-sensitive research and how to extract gender-relevant data from existing research data, as well as how to move from research to advocacy to policy; presentations in the third section contain worksheets that can be used in training others to use a gendered lens.

SAHARA provides a vehicle for the sharing of scientific research and information, and a platform for scientists, policy-makers, programme implementers and communities in Africa to discuss ways to improve HIV/AIDS-related policies, programmes and strategies.

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Format : 113mm x 150mm
Pages : 88
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2167-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2167-3
Publish Year : 2007

Introduction

Bridgette Prince, Sarah Pugh and Sharon Kleintjes 

Section A: Capacity-building session from theory to practice 

Paper 1    A critical look at the use of gender theory in responses to HIV/AIDS
              Tamara Shefer
Paper 2    Gender mainstreaming and HIV/AIDS in Swaziland
              Doo Aphane
Paper 3    HIV/AIDS and gender from a community perspective
              Herman Lupogo
Paper 4    Developing a research agenda for gender in Africa
              Sisonke Msimang
Paper 5    Sexual identities and men who have sex with men
              Sarah Pugh

Section B: Capacity-building workshops applying gender-based analysis to practice and informing emerging theory
 

Paper 1    Gender and research theory, design and implementation
              Jacqueline Gahagan
Paper 2    From research to advocacy to policy: the Kenyan perspective
              Patrick Orege
Paper 3    Gender relations, sexual negotiations, and HIV prevention in Senegal university campuses: Dakar and Saint Louis
              Solange Bandiaky
Paper 4    Women, poverty and vulnerability in the face of HIV/AIDS
              B. Lvi Tshizubu Mutombo
Paper 5    Engendering action research to influence policy and practice
              Masheti Wangoyi
Paper 6    Extracting gender-relevant data from existing research
              Nompumelelo Zungi-Dirwayi

Section C: Capacity-building workshops building skills and capacity using gender-based analysis to facilitate gender mainstreaming  

Paper 1    Masculinities: implications for the HIV/AIDS epidemic
              Joseph Amuzu
Paper 2    The Men as Partners programme in South Africa: reaching men to end gender-based violence and promote sexual and reproductive health
              Dean Peacock and Andrew Levack
Paper 3    Gender and HIV/AIDS: the nuts and bolts of gender-based analysis
              Erika Burger and Barbara Clow

Conclusion: Keeping gender in the mainstream
                 Sarah Pugh and Bridgette Prince
 
          Useful resources for gender mainstreaming and gender-based analysis
          Gender reference group
          Useful websites
          Other useful resources and further reading

At the time of writing, Bridgette Prince was SAHARA Co-ordinator for Gender and Networking. She is based in the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance at the HSRC. She is currently International Liaison Officer in the Office of the CEO at the HSRC

At the time of writing, Sarah Pugh was a CIDA-funded intern with SAHARA and the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens Health, focusing on Gender and HIV/AIDS. She was based in the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance at the HSRC.

At the time of writing, Sharon Kleintjes was a Research Manager in the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health Research Programme at the HSRC.
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