Gender, HIV and AIDS and the role of the church in Africa

Mandy Marshall, Tearfund
Micah SE Asia Conference Genting Highlands, Malaysia
October 2007

What prompted the research?

In 2004 UNAIDS stated most vulnerable person to HIV and AIDS is the married woman

Tearfund wanted to know

  • Is it the same in church communities?
  • If so, why?
  • What can be done about the situation?
  • Is anyone (partners/INGO’s/academia) tackling theissue and if so, what are their successes and frustrations?