Homosexuality, Sex Work, and HIV/AIDS in Displacement and Post-Conflict Settings: The Case of Refugees in Uganda


Nyanzi, Stella. 2013. “Homosexuality, Sex Work, and HIV/AIDS in Displacement and Post-Conflict Settings: The Case of Refugees in Uganda.” International Peacekeeping 20 (4): 450-68.

Author: Stella Nyanzi


This article aims to disrupt the silence, invisibility and erasures of non-heteronormative sexual orientations or gender identities, and of sex work, in HIV/AIDS responses within displacement and post-conflict settings in Africa. Informed by Gayle Rubin's sexual hierarchy theoretical framework, it explores the role of discrimination and violation of the rights of sex workers and of gender and sexual minorities in driving the HIV/AIDS epidemic during displacement. Specific case materials focus on ethnographic research conducted in urban and rural Uganda. Recommendations for policy, practice and programmes are outlined.

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Refugees, Gender, Health, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ, Livelihoods, Sexual Livelihoods, Post-Conflict, Rights, Sexuality Regions: Africa, East Africa Countries: Uganda

Year: 2013

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