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  1. Caught in culture? Cultural transformation through HIV/AIDS prevention education in Zambia

    The study explores the role and contribution of education in developing a localized and relevant HIV/AIDS prevention strategy through a multi-voiced approach, involving the educational institutions, as well as the traditional leaders, community-members, including parents. The study comprised all public schools in one Zambian province from 2002-2008. The study explores, among other factors, the role of traditional culture in mitigating and exacerbating the spread of the disease. …

  2. Nurturing enabling environments for culturally appropriate HIV and AIDS policies through informed public dialogue the case of Botswana and Zambia

    As part of UNESCO’s strategy to respond to the global HIV and AIDS epidemic, the Culture, HIV and AIDS program works to support the development of culturally appropriate policies and programming that are gender-responsive, human-rights based and built on a thorough analysis of the cultural and social specificities of those communities concerned. UNESCO’s ‘official’ definition of culture as contained in the UNESCO Mexico City Declaration on Cultural Policies (1982) reads as following: “a set of distinctive spiritual and material, intellectual and emotional characteristics which define a soci …

  3. HIV/AIDS in Armenia: a socio-cultural approach

    This publication presents the full-length review of the current situation of the epidemic in Armenia from a socio-cultural perspective.

  4. Children to the fore! An easy-to-use training handbook that promotes child rights and cultural issues in the face of HIV in southern Africa

    The aim of this handbook is to ensure that children's rights are known, recognised and respected in communities, especially in situations where they may be compromised by cultural and traditional practices - or when their realisation is threatened by the circumstances of the HIV epidemic. It offers trainers, community-based volunteers, and others working with, or on behalf of, children the knowledge and skills to integrate child rights into their programme work, so that they become effective trainers or advocates for child rights. …

  5. A cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Handbook 3. Field work: building local response

    Ce manuel fait partie d'une série de quatre documents de méthodologie comprenant : 1 - Communication appropriée pour le changement de comportement; 2 - Elaboration de stratégie et de politique; 3 - Travaux sur le terrain: construire une réponse locale ; 4 - Conception et exécution de projet. Chaque manuel traite deux sujets principaux : a) Une explication générale de l'approche culturelle de l'épidémie du VIH/SIDA et b) Les niveaux d'action à considérer : Stratégie/politique, conception de projet et travaux sur le terrain. Le présent manuel analyse comment évaluer les travaux de terrain en cours et élaborer une réponse appropriée au fléau. Il fait aussi référence à des thématiques transversales contenues dans les trois autres manuels.

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