Is fish-for-sex a special case? Local value chains and HIV risk - Kevin Deane

A qualitative research project exploring 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.


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