Human insecurity in Twenty-First Century China: the vulnerability of women to HIV/AIDS

Hayes, Anna (2004) Human insecurity in Twenty-First Century China: the vulnerability of women to HIV/AIDS. In: Asian Studies Association of Australia. From: 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, 29 June - 2 July 2004, Canberra, Australia.

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This paper uses the formidable global source of human insecurity HIV/AIDS, to argue that gender perspectives should become an integral part of mainstream human security discourse. The proposition of the paper is that while discussions on human security have attempted to encompass threats to humanity as a whole, interpretations of such threats have primarily been male-oriented and have largely failed to recognise the exceptional threats faced by women. In recognising that women face unique threats to their security, it is necessary that these additional threats become incorporated into mainstream discussions of human security, rather than being relegated to a sub category or a footnote. The unique vulnerability to HIV/AIDS transmission of women in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is examined in the context of this proposition, and evidence is offered to support the argument that a gendered analysis of human insecurity is certainly relevant and necessary in mainstream human security discourse.

Item ID: 38689
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 0-9580837-1-1
Keywords: human security, women, HIV vulnerability, HIV/AIDS
Copyright Information: Author retains copyright.
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2009 02:29
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4405 Gender studies > 440509 Women's studies (incl. girls' studies) @ 40%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4408 Political science > 440806 Gender and politics @ 30%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4408 Political science > 440808 International relations @ 30%
SEO Codes: 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2303 International relations > 230302 International aid and development @ 50%
20 HEALTH > 2005 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) > 200509 Women's and maternal health @ 25%
23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2302 Government and politics > 230203 Political systems @ 25%
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