Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26199

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
Gender
HIV/AIDS
Construction craft workforce
Zambia
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.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26199
Publisher Link: http://journals.ub.bw/index.php/bjt/index
ISSN: 1019-1593
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
J77 Muya (2006) Gender and HIV AIDS in the construction craft workforce in Zambia.pdfPublished version3.26 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

 

SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.