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Jerker Edstrom - Research Fellow

Gender and Sexuality
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A development social scientist and worker primarily focused on HIV/AIDS and Development. Formerly a Director at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, overseeing NGO support programme development and methodological adaptation, such as the institutionalisation of participation.

Current interests include gender equity, men and masculinities, the informal economy of sex, HIV related citizenship and policy, intergenerational transmission of vulnerability of HIV affected youth and children affected by AIDS.

The next World Social Science Report due to be published in 2016 will focus on the critical contemporary issues of inequalities and justice.

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Our goal is to enable stronger leadership for working with boys and men to promote gender equality. We will do this by gathering, inter-relating and analysing evidence and lessons. These will be strategically disseminated in targeted and accessible formats for improved learning, policy and practice.

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The Men, Masculinities and HIV project is one of the workstreams of the Gender, Power and Sexuality (GPS) programme, funded by Sida. This work stream aims to influence norms and institutions at global and local levels to more effectively tackle the challenge of achieving gender equality, and particularly looking at the role of men in this process.

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The Sexuality and Development project is one of the workstreams of the Gender, Power and Sexuality (GPS) Programme, funded by Sida.

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Supporting the realisation of sexual rights and access to basic services for those facing poverty and injustice

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IDS and AllAfrica have teamed up to produce and distribute compelling multi-media content on critical issues for Africa’s future, as part of a development reporting initiative.

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Protection and Care for Children faced with HIV and AIDS in East Asia and the Pacific: Issues, priorities and responses in the region

The objective of this report to UNICEF is to provide decision makers, programme managers and advocates for children with evidence and guidance for setting priorities for the protection and care for children in the face of HIV and AIDS in East Asia and Pacific. More details

Front cover of Bulletin 39.5, Children, AIDS and Development Policy

Children, AIDS and Development Policy

IDS Bulletin 39.5 (2008)

Across the hardest-hit countries of sub-Saharan Africa the HIV/AIDS epidemic is causing immense distress and impoverishment to children. In this region alone, some 12 million are estimated to have lost one or both parents to the disease, but this headline figure misrepresents and understates the magnitude of the problem. More details

IDS In Focus Policy Briefing

Men, Sex and HIV: Directions for Politicising Masculinities

IDS In Focus 4 (2008)

Gender inequalities are shaping how the HIV epidemic evolves and in order to engage men as 'part of the solution' we must deal with issues of male power. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Health in a Dynamic World

STEPS Working Paper 5 (2007)

This paper argues that we are approaching a major turning point in the organisation of national and global health systems. More details

IDS Policy Briefing

AIDS: Questions for Development

IDS Policy Briefing 32 (2006)

Scientists, policymakers, practitioners and communities have spent a quarter of a century attempting to deal with HIV. The virus has nevertheless become pandemic and one of the most significant challenges to health and development today. More details