Health advocacy on the margins: human rights as a tool for HIV prevention among LGBTI communities in Botswana

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dc.contributor.author Kenyon, Kristi Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-03T05:43:25Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description.abstract Human rights discourse in health advocacy is largely correlated with experiences of vulnerability, marginalisation and discrimination, with the global story of HIV activism the most visible example. In a domestic context where culture, consensus and belonging are highly valued, both human rights and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people face critiques of being foreign, un-African, new, individualistic and threatening to tradition. Why, when and how do civil society actors draw on human rights to advocate for LGBTI health in relation to HIV in Botswana? I examine this paradox through a case study of the key civil society actor in this sector. I argue that while formal structures and belief shape why the group engages with human rights, when and how human rights are invoked is shaped by perceptions of threat, cultural context, and belonging. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Human Rights en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2021-03-04
dc.description.librarian hj2020 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cjca20 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kristi Heather Kenyon (2019) Health advocacy on the margins: human rights as a tool for HIV prevention among LGBTI communities in Botswana, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 37:2-3, 257-273, DOI: 10.1080/02589001.2019.1659503. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0258-9001 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1469-9397 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/02589001.2019.1659503
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/74839
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 The Institute of Social and Economic Research. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Contemporary African Studies, vol. 37, no. 2-3, pp. 257-273, 2019, doi : 10.1080/02589001.2019.1659503. Journal of Contemporary African Studies is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/cjca20. en_ZA
dc.subject Human rights en_ZA
dc.subject Civil society en_ZA
dc.subject Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) en_ZA
dc.subject Botswana en_ZA
dc.subject Health en_ZA
dc.subject Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) en_ZA
dc.subject HIV prevention en_ZA
dc.title Health advocacy on the margins: human rights as a tool for HIV prevention among LGBTI communities in Botswana en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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