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|Title: ||Gender and HIV/AIDS in the construction craft workforce in Zambia in the context of the Millennium Development Goals|
|Authors: ||Muya, Mundia|
Price, Andrew D.F.
Edum-Fotwe, Francis Tekyi
|Keywords: ||Millennium Development Goals|
Construction craft workforce
|Issue Date: ||2006|
|Publisher: ||University of Botswana|
|Citation: ||MUYA, M., PRICE, A. and EDUM-FOTWE, F., 2006. Gender and HIV/AIDS in the construction craft workforce in Zambia in the context of the Millennium Development Goals. Botswana Journal of Technology, 15 (1), pp.55-59.|
|Abstract: ||The Millennium Developments Goals (MDGs) have been accepted as a framework for measuring development progress, and have elicited great interest and attracted broad support from the international community. In a nutshell, the goals have been pegged as benchmarks for freeing men, women and children from the dehumanising conditions of extreme poverty. This paper takes a snapshot view of the socio-health factors of gender equality and HIV/AIDS among construction craft workers in Zambia in the context of the espoused MDGs. It reports results of a questionnaire interview survey conducted among contractors in Zambia to determine the frequency with which they employed female craft employees; and the extent to which HIV/AIDS had affected their skilled workforce. Findings indicate that the negative impacts of HIV/AIDS have gradually crept into the ranks of the construction craft workforce, and confirmed the long-held characterisation of construction as a male dominated industry. It has been concluded that much needs to be done to promote gender equality and combat the spread of HIV/AIDS among construction craft workers in Zambia.|
|Publisher Link: ||http://journals.ub.bw/index.php/bjt/index|
|Appears in Collections:||Closed Access (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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