Women’s Property Rights, HIV and AIDS & Domestic Violence. Research Findings from Two Districts in South Africa and Uganda

Hema Swaminathan, Cherryl Walker, Margaret A. Rugadya eds (HSRC Press)

To better understand the role of tenure security in protecting against, and mitigating the effects of, HIV and violence, this book explores these linkages in Amajuba, South Africa and Iganga, Uganda. Results from the qualitative study revealed that property ownership, while not easily linked to women’s ability to prevent HIV infection, can nonetheless mitigate the impact of AIDS, and enhance a woman’s ability to leave a violent situation.