Gender, migration and human security: HIV vulnerability among rural to urban migrants in the People's Republic of China

Hayes, Anna (2010) Gender, migration and human security: HIV vulnerability among rural to urban migrants in the People's Republic of China. In: Migrant Security 2010: refereed proceedings of the national symposium titled Migrant Security 2010: citizenship and social inclusion in a transnational era. pp. 91-98. From: Migrant Security 2010: citizenship and social inclusion in a transnational era, 15-16 July 2010, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

The 'human security' paradigm emerged in the early 1990s as a means of refocusing the security referent away from the state to the individual. It is a theory that is grounded in human rights and the provision of basic needs for all of humanity, regardless of their locale, identity or citizenship status. As a theory, it was not intended to replace notions of traditional security, but was instead intended to be a complementary theory on security as it has been argued that human insecurity actually threatens state security. While the concept itself remains somewhat contested in the political sciences, human security nonetheless provides a useful analysis of non-state security issues and dilemmas, particularly those that concern the human condition. In recent years there has been increasing recognition that the human security paradigm has overlooked the vulnerabilities often faced by women, many of which are gender-based and thereby not shared by men. To counter this, there have been attempts to 'engender' human security discourse in academic literature. This paper considers the vulnerabilities faced by female rural to urban migrants in the People's Republic of China and intersects the mainstream discourse on human security in an attempt to contribute further to the engendering of human security discourse.

Item ID: 38674
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
Keywords: human security; gender; rural to urban migration
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2011 01:57
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160508 Health Policy @ 60%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1606 Political Science > 160606 Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 40%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920413 Social Structure and Health @ 40%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare @ 20%
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