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Socially disempowered women as the key to addressing change in Malawi: how do they do it?
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PMID:  23311905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Malawi women are in the ironic juxtaposition of being socially disempowered while, at the same time, thought to hold the key to shaping an effective community response to the HIV crisis. Based on this juxtaposition, a descriptive, qualitative study was conducted in Malawi and the United States where 26 participants from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) discussed the roles of Malawi women. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed. We identified an improvement in women's economic status as the strongest factor in reducing gender inequities. Through providing stipends for rural Malawi women, one NGO created unintended changes in gender roles.
Linda M Macintyre; Sally Rankin; Howard Pinderhughes; Catherine M Waters; Ellen Schell; Rachel Fiedler
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1096-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-21     Citation Subset:  N    
a Department of Community Health Systems , School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco , San Francisco , California , USA.
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