Impact of hiv related stigma and discrimination on working women in sub-sahara africa

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Icheku, V (2015). Impact of hiv related stigma and discrimination on working women in sub-sahara africa. in: Connerley, M and Wu, J (ed.) Handbook on Well-Being of Working Women Springer. pp. 781-803
AuthorsIcheku, V
EditorsConnerley, M and Wu, J
Abstract

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016. This chapter surveys current literature and found that women constitute 60 % of people living with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa due mainly to cultural practices. Working women living with the disease are subjected to violence by their employers and co-workers as a direct result of HIV related stigma and discrimination. Workplace violence includes unauthorised disclosure of HIV status, unfair dismissal, victimisation and harassment and social isolation. These were found to have significant impact on the wellbeing of the working women (Asante AD, Scaling up HIV prevention: Why routine or mandatory testing is not feasible for sub-Saharan Africa. Bull World Health Organization.

Page range781-803
Year2015
Book titleHandbook on Well-Being of Working Women
PublisherSpringer
ISBN9789401798976
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Print31 Aug 2015
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Deposited26 Oct 2017
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9897-6_44
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