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From brothel to boardroom: prospects for community leadership of HIV interventions in the context of global funding practices

Cornish, Flora, Campbell, Catherine, Shukla, Anuprita and Banerji, Riddhi (2012) From brothel to boardroom: prospects for community leadership of HIV interventions in the context of global funding practices. Health and Place, 18 (3). pp. 468-474. ISSN 1353-8292

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Abstract

The empowerment of marginalised communities to lead local responses to HIV/AIDS is a key strategy of funding agencies' globalised HIV/AIDS policies, given evidence that disempowerment is a root source of vulnerability to HIV. We report on two multi-level ethnographies at the interface between HIV prevention projects for sex workers in India and their funding environment, examining the extent to which the funding environment itself promotes or undermines sex worker empowerment. We show how the 'new managerialism' characteristic of the funding system undermines sex worker leadership of HIV interventions. By requiring local projects to conform to global management standards, funding agencies risk undermining the very localism and empowerment that their intervention policies espouse.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/health-and-place/
Additional Information: © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Library of Congress subject classification: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Methodology
Departments > Social Psychology
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 13:47
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/43281/

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