Reclaiming Our Lives: HIV and AIDS, Women’s Land and Property Rights, and Livelihoods in Southern and Eastern Africa


Izumi, Kaori, ed. 2006. Reclaiming Our Lives: HIV and AIDS, Women’s Land and Property Rights, and Livelihoods in Southern and Eastern Africa. Cape Town, Zimbabwe: HSRC Press.

Author: Kaori Izumi


This collection of narratives from Southern and East Africa aims to raise awareness not only about the heavy impact of HIV and AIDS in the region but also about the active steps being taken by many grassroot organisations to respond to the crisis. It is evident that while the pandemic is biting deeply into the social fabric of communities. It is also galvanising ordinary women and men to respond to with compassion and conviction, and to find innovative ways of defending and promoting the rights of HIV-affected women and children. From this perspective, HIV and AIDS can be seen as an opportunity to expose the immense human cost of discriminatory laws and practices, and point to the social, policy and legislative changes that are necessary if the pandemic is to be combated effectively. (HSRC Press)

Topics: Gender, Women, Health, HIV/AIDS, Livelihoods, Rights, Land Rights, Property Rights, Women's Rights Regions: Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa

Year: 2006

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