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Martha Keays

Country Director, Peace Corps, Kenya 

Redefining Gender Relationships – Lake Victoria, Kenya

Fishing boat in Kenya

Women living along the shores of Lake Victoria whose livelihood depends on trading fresh fish are exceptionally vulnerable to contracting HIV. In order to acquire fresh fish daily, the women are often pressured into having sex with the fishermen who supply the fish. It is not uncommon for the fishermen to maintain several such relationships…