Violence, Vengeance and Gender: A Preliminary Investigation into the Links Between Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Violence, Vengeance and Gender: A Preliminary Investigation into the Links Between Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Following previous reports that 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 and argues that, to date (2001), rape-related concerns have driven policy and legislative responses to a far greater degree than concerns about other forms of violence against women. While we can date the first public references to rape and HIV/AIDS to1996, this focus only truly took hold on the public agenda from 1999 onwards.

 

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