Female Sex Workers in Mozambique: The case of VCT@WORK

Silje Biørnstad, Pernille Haun Albrechtsen & Alfred Aberfo

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


Authors: Alfred Aberfo, Pernille Haun Albrechtsen & Silje Biørnstad. Summary: This edited book chapter is written within critical theory and focuses on females in the informal occupation of sex work in Mozambique. The chapter uses notions by Bent Olsen, Erving Goffman, Michel Foucault and Peter Bachrach & Morton Baratz when looking into the VCT@WORK initiative by ILO & UNAIDS. All this while aiming to answer the research question: how does the VCT@WORK initiative in Mozambique affect the sex workers’ access to health? Conclusion: The VCT@WORK initiative affects sex workers health in a positive manner as they will get HIV tested, but in a negative manner as they might not get treated. This is due to ILO & UNAIDS not recognising all aspects of stigma. Keywords: Mozambique - sex work - stigma - decentralisation - informality - non-decision making.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2017
Antal sider25
VejledereEric Komlavi Hahonou