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Janneke Verheijen examines the hypothesis that the economic empowerment of poor Malawian women automatically results in them making better choices when it comes to safe sex. She hereby concludes that these women are not at a greater risk of HIV infection because of poverty and that economic empowerment therefore has little effect as a measure for preventing HIV transmission. Verheijen will make her data available to the public via

Event details of Empowerment of Malawian women ineffective as HIV preventative measure
Date 1 October 2013
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel

J.P.E. Verheijen, Balancing Men, Morals and Money: Women's Agency Between HIV and Security in a Malawi Village.


Prof. J.D.M. van der Geest
Prof.  A. Niehof (WUR)


Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


Free of charge