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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163873
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Positive Women and Institutional Discrimination
Author(s):
Subanna, J.; Vijayakrishnan, Jhunu Audito
Author Details:
J. Subbanna, PhD, Head of Operations, LEPRA Society, Vikrampuri, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, email: subbanna@roap-lepraindia.org; Jhunu Audito Vijayakrishnan
Abstract:
Introduction: HIV positive status impacts women by subjecting them to inordinate difficulties and torture. Pregnant women of low socio-economic status who need services of government hospitals for ANC and delivery, are subjected to discrimination and mental torture, affecting their self-esteem and attitude to life. The plight of rural women is worse and disheartening. Purpose: To disclose the current situation with regard to HIV positive women from lower socio-economic categories seeking ANC services from Government Health System and suggesting importance of promoting leadership of positive women in reducing institutional discrimination. Sample: 40 rural and 40 urban HIV positive women who sought services related to ANC and delivery from government hospitals. 15 among the urban respondents and 2 among the rural respondents participated in a government sponsored campaign, AIDS Awareness and Sustained Holistic Action (AASHA), as Positive Speakers. Methods: survey, in-depth interview and group discussion in urban and rural settings. Results: There were no governmental hospitals which did not discriminate the sample. Discrimination led to mental torture and the chance of avoiding transmission to the newborn. On the current situation, only two of the urban respondents and no rural respondents knew any government Medical Officer who would not discriminate positive women approaching for ANC or delivery. Participation in AASHA campaign positively impacts recipients of information. Discrimination may be reduced by campaign led by Positive Women and targeted at service providers in government sector. Conclusion: Society and governments in particular must ensure protection against discrimination and security to the women. Promoting leadership among positive women may reduce institutional discrimination.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePositive Women and Institutional Discriminationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSubanna, J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVijayakrishnan, Jhunu Auditoen_US
dc.author.detailsJ. Subbanna, PhD, Head of Operations, LEPRA Society, Vikrampuri, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, email: subbanna@roap-lepraindia.org; Jhunu Audito Vijayakrishnanen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163873-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: HIV positive status impacts women by subjecting them to inordinate difficulties and torture. Pregnant women of low socio-economic status who need services of government hospitals for ANC and delivery, are subjected to discrimination and mental torture, affecting their self-esteem and attitude to life. The plight of rural women is worse and disheartening. Purpose: To disclose the current situation with regard to HIV positive women from lower socio-economic categories seeking ANC services from Government Health System and suggesting importance of promoting leadership of positive women in reducing institutional discrimination. Sample: 40 rural and 40 urban HIV positive women who sought services related to ANC and delivery from government hospitals. 15 among the urban respondents and 2 among the rural respondents participated in a government sponsored campaign, AIDS Awareness and Sustained Holistic Action (AASHA), as Positive Speakers. Methods: survey, in-depth interview and group discussion in urban and rural settings. Results: There were no governmental hospitals which did not discriminate the sample. Discrimination led to mental torture and the chance of avoiding transmission to the newborn. On the current situation, only two of the urban respondents and no rural respondents knew any government Medical Officer who would not discriminate positive women approaching for ANC or delivery. Participation in AASHA campaign positively impacts recipients of information. Discrimination may be reduced by campaign led by Positive Women and targeted at service providers in government sector. Conclusion: Society and governments in particular must ensure protection against discrimination and security to the women. Promoting leadership among positive women may reduce institutional discrimination.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:02Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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