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Type Journal Article - South African Family Practice
Title Gender discrepancies in the HIV/AIDS community home-based care programme in Kanye, Botswana
Volume 53
Issue 5
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
Page numbers 467-473
URL https://www.ajol.info/index.php/safp/article/view/72046
The aim and objective of this paper is to discuss the gender discrepancies associated with caregiving based on empirical
findings from the Kanye HIV/AIDS Community Home-Based Care (CHBC) Programme. The research study was explorative
and descriptive in nature and qualitative in design. It used focus group discussions among the caregiver respondents and
one-on-one interviews with the CHBC nurses. The findings indicate that the caregiving role among women, and spilling
over to girl children, is a result of socialisation that is deeply ingrained in the belief systems of cultures and communities,
presents a state of gender exploitation and a human rights denial, is reinforced by the forces of patriarchy, and contributes
immensely to the feminisation of poverty. The study recommends gender mainstreaming and analysis in all the institutions
of social development, as well as poverty mitigation measures and education to surmount the effects of gender imbalances,
gender inequality and gender inequity.

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