Promoting critical consciousness and social mobilization in HIV/AIDS programmes: lessons and curricular tools from a South African intervention


Hatcher, A; de Wet, J; Bonell, CP; Strange, V; Phetla, G; Proynk, PM; Kim, JC; Morison, L; Porter, JDH; Busza, J; Watts, C; Hargreaves, JR; (2011) Promoting critical consciousness and social mobilization in HIV/AIDS programmes: lessons and curricular tools from a South African intervention. Health education research, 26 (3). pp. 542-555. ISSN 0268-1153 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cyq057

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Abstract

The development of critical consciousness is seen as a key stage in communities increasing levels of dialogue about priority problems and effecting structural change for health. However, relatively little research identifies concrete methods for programmes to build critical consciousness. We examined how a South African structural intervention used critical consciousness as a tool for prevention of intimate partner violence and HIV infection. We collected qualitative data in the form of in-depth interviews with managers, trainers, and participants of the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity intervention (IMAGE) in rural South Africa. The data were analysed through a coding structure developed in QSR NVivo. We draw practical lessons from IMAGE to guide other HIV programmes aiming to promoting critical consciousness and social mobilization. This research suggests that specific curricular tools can work towards critical consciousness and that mobilization efforts in future programmes can be strengthened by including individual and collective efforts by participants.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: INTIMATE-PARTNER VIOLENCE, HIV RISK BEHAVIOR, COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT, SEXUAL-BEHAVIOR, PREVENTION, EDUCATION, HEALTH, PARTICIPATION, MICROFINANCE, INEQUALITIES
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Population Studies (1974-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Research Centre: Centre for Evaluation
Social and Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME)
SaME Modelling & Economics
Tropical Epidemiology Group
Population Studies Group
PubMed ID: 20965911
Web of Science ID: 291058300014
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/528

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