Held in Dakar, Senegal in October 2005, this report contains the presentations delivered at the gender and HIV/AIDS-themed sessions held during the 3rd African Conference of the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA). It contains an overview of critical gender and HIV/AIDS theory, presentations on how to design gender-sensitive research and how to extract gender-relevant data from existing research data, how to move from research to advocacy to policy, and worksheets that can be used in training others to use a gendered lens.
Bridgette Prince is the gender and networking coordinator for SAHARA at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and is the international liaison officer in the office of the CEO at the HSRC. Sarah Pugh is a CIDA-funded intern with SAHARA and the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health. Sharon Kleintjes is a research manager for the SAHARA program.