Is fish-for-sex a special case? Local value chains and HIV risk - Learning Lab 22 October, 2014

22 September 2014
Annie Holmes

Please join us for a free webinar on Wednesday 22 October 2014, 12.00 noon BST.

Findings from a qualitative research project primarily designed to explore the relationship between population and mobility found that the risk experienced by study participants was not due to their mobility per se, but to their participation in local value chains (maize, fish, tomatoes). The gendered structure of these value chains, with at least one gendered interface where predominantly men sell to women (or vice versa), creates a situation in which sex occurs under varying degrees of economic and gendered coercion.

Kevin Deane is a lecturer in International Development at the University of Northampton, UK. He completed his PhD in 2013, with fieldwork conducted in Mwanza region, Tanzania. His educational background is in development economics, but his research draws on a range of disciplines including political economy, development studies, economics, public health and epidemiology. His research interests continue to focus on mobility and HIV risk, local value chains, transactional sex and women's economic empowerment in relation to HIV prevention.

Resources

Transactional sex and HIV: understanding the gendered structural drivers of HIV in fishing communities in Southern Malawi

HIV/AIDS in the fisheries sector in Africa

Women and Fish-for-Sex: Transactional Sex, HIV/AIDS and Gender in African Fisheries

Time

Depending on your location the time of the Learning Lab will be:

7:00 am Washington
12:00 noon London
1:00 pm Johannesburg/Geneva
2:00 pm Mwanza/Kampala
4:30 pm New Delhi

Instructions

To join the webinar on Wednesday 22 October 2014, follow these THREE STEPS.

1. Register online now. You will then receive an email giving you the access code and toll-free numbers to dial.

2. Log in to Ready Talk as a participant online, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can see the slides. Access code 9272774.

3. Dial in to Ready Talk on your telephone, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can hear the presenter speaking. Access code 9272774.

If your country does not have a toll-free number, please send your contact number + country code to Michael [dot] Naranjo [at] LSHTM [dot] ac [dot] uk by Friday 17 October so we can dial you in. 

Remember, you must call in AND join online to hear audio and view the slides.