The wicked healer, Namibia

Learning & Teaching Materials
14 p., illus.
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Le dangereux guérisseur, Namibie

This booklet is one of an ongoing series prepared during the UNESCO-DANIDA training workshops to produce gender-sensitive materials for HIV/AIDS prevention for Southern African countries. The gender theme that is integrated into this post-literacy material allows for the recognition of local conditions, attitudes, values, beliefs, dreams and aspirations. This booklet addresses a wide-range of issues normally not included in materials for HIV/AIDS, such as the secondary status of girls and women in the family, wife inheritance, traditional medicinal practices, superstitions, home-based care and living positively with HIV/AIDS. The series aims at providing materials that can help readers: women, men, young and old change their attitudes, which, in turn will bring about positive changes in their behaviour and urge them to raise issues and seek answers to questions concerning their risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. It also takes into consideration, readers with limited literacy skills. The story is about a woman who tested HIV positive after being raped by a traditional healer, whose assistance was sought in search for a baby. It lays emphasis on the fact that women should step out and protect themselves from men who take advantage of their ignorance and trust, as it is their right.

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