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100 1  Stein, Howard 
245 10 Gendered Insecurities, Health and Development in Africa 
250    1st ed 
264  1 London :|bTaylor & Francis Group,|c2012 
264  4 |c©2011 
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490 1  Routledge Studies in Development Economics Ser 
505 0  Cover -- Gendered Insecurities, Health and Development in 
       Africa -- Copyright -- Contents -- Illustrations -- 
       Contributors -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- 
       Abbreviations -- Gendered insecurities, health and 
       development in Africa: An introduction -- 1 The gender 
       context of vulnerability to HIV/AIDS: The case of men and 
       women in low income areas of the city of Lilongwe in 
       Malawi -- 2 Treating AIDS in Uganda and South Africa: Semi
       -authoritarian technologies in gendered contexts of 
       insecurity -- 3 Whose human security?: Gender, 
       neoliberalism and the informal economy in sub-Saharan 
       Africa -- 4 African poverty, gender and insecurity -- 5 
       Food crises: The impact on African women and children -- 6
       Gender, environment and human security in the Greater 
       Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), Ghana -- 7 Negotiating 
       security: Gender, violence and the rule of law in post-war
       South Sudan -- 8 Gender, agency and peace negotiations in 
       Africa -- Index 
520    The concept of security has often narrowly focused on 
       issues surrounding the protection of national borders from
       outside threats. However, a richer idea of human security 
       has become increasingly important in the past decade or 
       so. The aim is to incorporate various dimensions of the 
       downside risks affecting the generalized well-being or 
       dignity of people. Despite this rising prominence, the 
       discourses surrounding human security have neglected to 
       address the topic of gender, particularly how issues of 
       poverty and underdevelopment impact women's and men's 
       experiences and strategies differently. Since its 
       introduction in the 1994 UNDP Human Development report, 
       the idea of human security has become increasingly 
       influential among academics and international development 
       practitioners. However, gendered dimensions of human 
       security have not attracted enough attention, despite 
       their vital importance. Women are disproportionately more 
       vulnerable to disease and other forms of human insecurity 
       due to differences in entitlement, empowerment and an 
       array of other ecological and socio-economic factors. 
       These gendered insecurities are inextricably linked to 
       poverty, and as a result, the feminization of poverty is a
       growing phenomenon worldwide. The contributors to this 
       volume rely on a gender-focused analysis to consider a 
       number of issues central to human security and development
       in Africa, including food security, environmental health 
       risks, discrimination within judicial and legal systems, 
       gendered aspects of HIV/AIDS transmission and treatment 
       technologies, neoliberalism and poverty alleviation 
       strategies, and conflict and women's political activism. 
       The gender focus of this volume points to the importance 
       of power relationships and policy variability underlying 
       human insecurities in the African context. The insights of
       this book offer the potential for an 
520 8  improved human security framework, one that embraces a 
       more complex and context-specific analysis of the issues 
       of risk and vulnerability, therefore expanding the 
       capacities of the human security framework to safeguard 
       the livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations 
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650  0 Economic development -- Africa.;Human security -- 
       Africa.;Poverty -- Africa.;Public health -- Africa.;Women 
       and human security -- Africa.;Women -- Africa -- Economic 
       conditions.;Women -- Africa -- Social conditions 
655  4 Electronic books 
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