Using Participatory Research and Action to Address the HIV-related Vulnerabilities of Adolescent Girls in Tanzania

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The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Taasisi ya Maendeleo Shirikishi Arusha (TAMASHA), in collaboration with Pact Tanzania, developed a participatory research and action project (Vitu Newala) that aimed to both understand and respond to girls’ HIV-related vulnerabilities. The project was conducted in Newala, one of the least developed and poorly resourced districts of Tanzania.

Improving the Lives of Vulnerable Children: Implications of Horizons Research Among Orphans and Other Children Affected by AIDS

From 1997 through 2007, the Horizons program conducted research to inform the care and support of children who had been orphaned and rendered vulnerable by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Horizons conducted studies in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia,
and Zimbabwe. Horizons researchers developed tools to assess the psychosocial well-being of children affected by HIV and outlined key ethical guidelines for conducting research among children.

Face of Global Sex 2010 report (Durex Network)

The Durex Network’s 2010 Face of Global Sex report focuses on 15 European countries and examines the sexual health knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of young people in these countries. It explores differences in levels of KAP and whether they can be explained by age, gender, age at first sex education, country or region of residence, source of sex education or relationship status.

The main research question addressed by this study is: What is the level of positive reproductive health knowledge, attitudes and practices among European young people aged 15 to 20 years?

Obstacles to local-level AIDS competence in rural Zimbabwe: Putting HIV prevention in context

We explore the wider social context of an HIV-prevention programme in rural Zimbabwe. We make no comment on the programme itself, rather seeking to examine the wider community dynamics into which it was inserted, to highlight how pre-existing social dynamics may have influenced community ‘‘readiness’’ to derive optimal benefit from the intervention. Using the concept of ‘‘the AIDS competent community’’, we analysed 44 interviews and 11 focus groups with local people.

Languaging for life: African youth talk back to HIV/AIDS research

By Bonny Norton and Harriet Mutonyi – Language Policy, 9, 45–63

In this article, we present a case study, undertaken in Uganda, in which 12 young people debated and critiqued four research articles on HIV/AIDS relevant to Ugandan youth. The rationale for the study was to provide students with the opportunity to respond to health research that had a direct bearing on their lives.

The Writing's on the Wall

From Stylist Magazine, Issue 47 –

Love Only After Classes

This is a handbook published in 2010 by the Health Education and Research Association (H.E.R.A.).

Click the Table of Contents to view the full handbook:

Sexual inequalities and social justice (BOOK)

Teunis, Niels and Gilbert Herdt (Eds.). Sexual inequalities and social justice. Foreword by Richard Parker. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Listening to the shapes of collaborative artmaking (1999)

Link to the article coming soon Discusses a collaboratively designed project where a group of artist-teachers created an installation quilt for a group exhibition that spurred their reflection on aesthetic issues and feminist pedagogy. Explains that these ideas are connected and may offer teachers interested in gender issues a view toward a listener-centered pedagogy and artmaking.

Gendering Adolescent AIDS Prevention This website was developed by a team of faculty and graduate students in the Toronto area devoted to researching the issues of gender and youth in relation to HIV prevention. Working on a number of different projects through participatory approaches, this team seeks to develop gender-based analyses of HIV/AIDS that can be used in prevention programs with youth.
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