Gender Inequality In South Africa

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HIV/AVAILS in South Africa is a famous health worries epidemic in South Africa. Statistics reveals that South Africa has the highest record of the epidemic compared to any other Country in the World with 5.6 million people living with the virus, While 270,000 are recorded dead in 2011(UNAIDS).. Records according to (UNAIDS) reportedly verbalized that about 21.5% of Adult population are living with HIV and virtually 25% of all south Africa children mostly teenagers under the age of 15 and above have lost at least of parent to this terrible disease. The Kwazulu-Natal province carries the heaviest Burden with the most children and adults affected by HIV/AVAILS. From a perspective HIV/AVAILS as being visually perceived as a disease of the poor…show more content…
Considering the role culture has played I vigorously credence culture has a played both negative and positive role on the lives of people living in South Africa. Gender inequality engender high proportion of HIV peril. Ostensibly researchers has made us to understand that Gender inequality has established the widespread of HIV. How and why does this transpire? Ecumenically and in South Africa adolescent people take the jeopardy of harboring the virus. In ebony Africa culture, the male is figure has supremacy in the household. Men have always maintained a superior position over their wives to some degree. Men are kenned to be the head of the families and the woman a sub-ordinate .It can be argued that the supremacy of man of their wives (Gender Inequalities) Has immensely contributed to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases such as (HIV/AVAILS) in that the men utilize their Vito power when it comes to sex intercourse. They postulate sex is mainly for the gratification of man. More accentuates were laid on these during the apartheid Era, when ebony African men migrated to the urban centers in search of greener pasture .Due to the strenuous exertion of men and the peril of facing death in their endeavors to make…show more content…
According to S.C kalichman and Simayii study published in 2004 denoted that South African who were living with the diseases were believed to be under an imprecation and therefore they should be isolated and gainsaid of their liberation to make them feel inglorious .Another researched by Suzanne(1997) verbally expressed that many of the Zulus of kwazulu –Natal held on their traditional credence that ravishing a child whose is a virgin is a remedy to an HIV positive victim and additionally ravishing of Indian women was thought to be the remedy of the epidemic. The scientific description and culture of the zulu and xhosa has a vigorous notion in isangoma and igqirha designations encompass and has the ability to rejuvenate any form of their infirmity. The isangoma and igqirha are supposed to be plenary of rejuvenating skills that include of the herbalist, diviner, community mentor (Berglund 1976, Fernandez 1991). Izangoma and amagqirhra in South Africa were believed they had a divine calling from their ancestral spirits. The traditional rejuvenators are called Muthi.According to (freeman and Motsei 1992) Many South Afrian Seeks traditional rejuvenator as a first effort to remedy their diseases. In (louw and Pretorius I995) research found that among 104 blacks Africans
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