Structural Violence is part of an overwhelmingly dominant and hegemonic force when it comes to the world's poorest and disenfranchised. There is a correlation between poverty, social unrest and governmental mismanagement and an increased number of HIV/AIDS throughout a nation. All of these factors are widely prevalent in Africa. Widely documented is the AIDS epidemic raging across Africa, with no cure, and minimal solutions. It is clear that there is a relationship between economic, social and political determinants; all of which act in detriment to health, well being and quality of life.
[...] While foreign governments have generously funnelled money and resources to protect against institutionalized violence in Africa, they will never been fully successful because there is not localized support. The most feasible plan, which will have the greatest impact to curb violence, is to implement a system of security protection. Unlike a standing army, these troops will be given the task to act as social police within their jurisdictions. The first step to remedy the problem is to acquire more directed outside funding (no nation, especially not Tanzania, has the monetary resources to fund security.) It must be mandated that this money be used only for securing protection in towns. [...]
[...] Similar to how rural AIDS clinics are run by foreign health service professionals, with support from local inhabitants, community building events would have some partnership of the two. They could be run in conjunction with AIDS clinics, providing full services for health and economic lessons. Because these communities are so poor, they must learn ways to adapt and find new means of creating self- sustained incomes. Many men, especially, have turned to violence and have become the de facto police where there are none. [...]
[...] This is due to a particular policy reform that required the removal of subsidies of agricultural inputs and support by the government for small-scale and peasant farmers. These tragic instances are examples of the greater systemic problems all brought on by the AIDS epidemic. It is the responsibility of the world to take action, but preventative measures will be much more effective to quell violence. Once children are given alternative choices, communities will be able to care for themselves. Violence cannot be fought with more violence. [...]
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