AIDS action-research with women in Kinshasa, Zaire.
Women, development and health. International conference. East Lansing MI (USA), 1988.
AIDS has assumed epidemic proportions in Central Africa.
Knowledge of culturally constructed gender relations and sexual meanings is crucial to developing prevention strategies and reducing the impact of AIDS.
CONNAISSIDA, a transdisciplinary medical anthropology research project, developed culturally appropriate community-based empowerment workshops.
These used cognitive, emotional and social stimulants to provoke critical reflection and action.
Collaborative relationships developed in workshops were used to study sexual relations in many contexts.
Significant changes in knowledge and action were observed.
Nevertheless, economic necessity and inequality limited the ability of many women to avoid sexual risk.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Zaïre, Attitude, Perception sociale, Femme, Comportement sexuel, Crise économique, Statut socioéconomique, Prévention, Virose, Infection, Afrique, Homme, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Zaire, Attitude, Social perception, Woman, Sexual behavior, Economic crisis, Socioeconomic status, Prevention, Viral disease, Infection, Africa, Human, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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