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Mobilizing Civil Society’s Response to Stigma and Discrimination in Central Asia
Anna Alexandrova, editor
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Mobilizing Civil Society s Response to Stigma and Discrimination in Central Asia brings together a wide variety of materials on the issue of HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination in Central Asia. The anthology offers readers general theoretical background on stigmatization and exclusion, studies of groups experiencing stigma, and articles on stigma, law, and human rights. It also analyzes the importance of involving civil society organizations in advocacy efforts. With limited research on stigma and discrimination in Central Asia, the articles also draw on the experiences of populations from China, the United States, and where available, other countries of the Newly Independent States, as well as personal testimonies from activists and professionals from the region. Parts include: Defining Stigma and Discrimination Experiences with Stigma Stigma, Law, and Human Rights Civil Society Taking Action The work also contains the texts of UN documents outlining the international organization s commitment to fighting AIDS. A general introduction and introductions to each chapter give the reader the necessary background to put the issue in perspective.
Anna Alexandrova holds master s degree in reproductive and sexual health law from the University of Toronto. A lawyer by education and an AIDS activist at heart, she has worked in the realm of HIV and AIDS prevention and improving reproductive and sexual health in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union.
Idebate Press is IDEA's publishing arm. We publish books for middle and high school students, their teachers, and for the general reader on debate, debating styles, rhetoric, and critical thinking. We also publish edited collections of essays on current affairs. Unsolicited submissions are welcome, as is the work of first-time authors. We consider submissions year-round on a rolling basis.
If you are interested in publishing with Idebate Press, or editing a contributed volume, you may submit a proposal, sample chapters, or a full manuscript for consideration.
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