Confronting HIV/AIDS, Alcohol, Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking: Learning from a Multi-Sectorial Community Health Approach to Empower Women and Young Persons in Cambodia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163980
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Confronting HIV/AIDS, Alcohol, Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking: Learning from a Multi-Sectorial Community Health Approach to Empower Women and Young Persons in Cambodia
Author(s):
Lubek, Ian; van Merode, Tiny
Author Details:
Ian Lubek, PhD, Professor, Siem Reap Citizens for Health, Educational and Social Issues (SiRCHESI) and Psychology Department, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, email: ilubek@uoguelph.ca; Dr. Tiny van Merode
Abstract:
Efforts are described in Siem Reap, Cambodia to confront a number of increasing health and safety dangers, as over 1,000,000 tourists visit nearby Angkor Wat. Poverty, violence, gendered educational inequalities, alcohol overuse and the challenges of the HIV/AIDS (and STI) pandemic -- alongside TB, malaria, Dengue fever, etc., all amplify the effects on this community of sexual tourism, traffickers, paedophiles, and local and foreign men abusing women in entertainment workplaces. Tourists seek sex with "young virgins" to be cured of HIV/AIDS; paedophiles lure young children, and women disappear daily, trafficked into the international sex-trade. Government policies promoted by Mu Sochua, Cambodia's Former Minister of Women's Affairs (1998-2004), who will join the workshop by video, such as "Women are Precious Gems", and legislation against violence and protection of garment workers, are part of a top-down approach to women and children's vulnerability, while continuing prevention efforts by NGOs such as SiRCHESI and government agencies such as the Provincial Health Department and Provincial AIDS Office. We'll briefly review aspects of the health/gender solutions applied, and then open the session for questions and discussions about how these findings/practices can be used elsewhere. We will first discuss how SiRCHESI (Siem Reap Citizens for Health, Educational and Social Issuessee www.angkorwatngo.com), as a local grassroots NGO using Participatory Action Research (PAR), joins with government agencies to empower local women and others increasingly at risk for HIV/AIDS, alcohol-abuse and other challenges under the title, 1) Getting NGOs and Government Agencies to work together A "Hybrid model" for Health Promotion Capacity-Building. We then cite one specific set of health challenges for women, and a six-year effort to monitor, intervene, and expand health promotion efforts, under the title 2) A Multi-level Approach to Reducing Workplace Health/Safety Risks to Cambodian Beer Selling Women: AIDS and Alcohol Risks. We then give the example of a risk situation involving young persons (trafficking, sexual exploitation) and our prevention interventions since 2001: 3) Young Souvenir Vendors at Angkor Wat: Reducing Health and Safety Risks to Youth.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleConfronting HIV/AIDS, Alcohol, Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking: Learning from a Multi-Sectorial Community Health Approach to Empower Women and Young Persons in Cambodiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLubek, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Merode, Tinyen_US
dc.author.detailsIan Lubek, PhD, Professor, Siem Reap Citizens for Health, Educational and Social Issues (SiRCHESI) and Psychology Department, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, email: ilubek@uoguelph.ca; Dr. Tiny van Merodeen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163980-
dc.description.abstractEfforts are described in Siem Reap, Cambodia to confront a number of increasing health and safety dangers, as over 1,000,000 tourists visit nearby Angkor Wat. Poverty, violence, gendered educational inequalities, alcohol overuse and the challenges of the HIV/AIDS (and STI) pandemic -- alongside TB, malaria, Dengue fever, etc., all amplify the effects on this community of sexual tourism, traffickers, paedophiles, and local and foreign men abusing women in entertainment workplaces. Tourists seek sex with "young virgins" to be cured of HIV/AIDS; paedophiles lure young children, and women disappear daily, trafficked into the international sex-trade. Government policies promoted by Mu Sochua, Cambodia's Former Minister of Women's Affairs (1998-2004), who will join the workshop by video, such as "Women are Precious Gems", and legislation against violence and protection of garment workers, are part of a top-down approach to women and children's vulnerability, while continuing prevention efforts by NGOs such as SiRCHESI and government agencies such as the Provincial Health Department and Provincial AIDS Office. We'll briefly review aspects of the health/gender solutions applied, and then open the session for questions and discussions about how these findings/practices can be used elsewhere. We will first discuss how SiRCHESI (Siem Reap Citizens for Health, Educational and Social Issuessee www.angkorwatngo.com), as a local grassroots NGO using Participatory Action Research (PAR), joins with government agencies to empower local women and others increasingly at risk for HIV/AIDS, alcohol-abuse and other challenges under the title, 1) Getting NGOs and Government Agencies to work together A "Hybrid model" for Health Promotion Capacity-Building. We then cite one specific set of health challenges for women, and a six-year effort to monitor, intervene, and expand health promotion efforts, under the title 2) A Multi-level Approach to Reducing Workplace Health/Safety Risks to Cambodian Beer Selling Women: AIDS and Alcohol Risks. We then give the example of a risk situation involving young persons (trafficking, sexual exploitation) and our prevention interventions since 2001: 3) Young Souvenir Vendors at Angkor Wat: Reducing Health and Safety Risks to Youth.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:36:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:36:00Z-
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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