International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305

Table of Content: May 2011; 3(5)

May 2011

Challenges and experiences of women in the forestry sector in Nepal

  This article asks why there are relatively few women at the Institute of Forestry (IOF) and in the field of forestry in Nepal. It explores the obstacles to entering and succeeding in this male-dominated field from women’s perspectives, and makes recommendations for increasing their participation. Based on “focus group discussions” and interviews with nearly 50 women, the authors considered...

Author(s): Maria Elisa Christie and Kalpana Giri

May 2011

Socio-cultural factors that perpetuate the spread of HIV among women and girls in Keiyo District, Kenya

  The human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) pandemic is still ravaging, after the first case was diagnosed more than twenty years ago. Women are disproportionally affected, in 2008/2009 HIV prevalence among women was twice as high as that for men at 8 and 4.3% respectively (NACC, 2009). The aim of the study was to investigate the socio-cultural factors and risk perceptions that pre-dispose women and girls to the...

Author(s): Georgine Jebet Kemboi, Kennedy Onkware and Omosa Mogambi Ntabo

May 2011

Gender role and fertility behaviour among Calabar and Oban communities in Cross River State, Nigeria

  Discussions on fertility behaviour and population control policies have focused exclusively on the behaviour of females, and often target women for change while disregarding the role of the males. The inability of the national population policies to address this while at the same time encouraging patriarchal family system for the stability of the home seems to support this neglect. This study thus, examined...

Author(s): M. A. Ushie, C. V. O. Eneji, A. D. Nsemo, K. O. Osonwa and E. E. Enang