Violence, Vengeance, and Gender: A Preliminary Investigation into the Links Between Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS in South Africa PDF Print E-mail
AUTHOR: L. Vetten, and K. Bhana
DATE: 2001
PUBLISHER: Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

These reports illustrate how two of South Africa's epidemics - violence against women, and HIV/AIDS - may be converging in new and lethal ways. This report documents findings regarding violence and HIV/AIDS and argues that, to date, rape-related concerns have driven policy and legislative responses to a far greater degree than concerns about other forms of violence against women. The authors conclude that until more research and information becomes available, developing comprehensive responses aimed at addressing the links between all forms of violence against women and HIV/AIDS will remain difficult.

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