352 student Africa Calling

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Page 1 of 3 FMG Video #39458 – Africa Calling – An Appeal for Understanding The two forces in a tug-of-war with each other, as Africa attempts to progress – internet and their use of the tom-tom Number of African children with AIDS, compared to the number of kids world- wide who have AIDS – 600,000 children in the world have aids, of that nuber 550,000 are African. More than 11million people have died of aids,. 36 million 30 African Orphans in Africa who have AIDS…how did they lose their parents? – most parents die of AIDS. Ridio – father died of AIDS. Patricia – mother a prostitute. Jalia – father died of AIDS, mother in the Congo. Because of AIDS the number of orphans has increased 3 fold What percentage of the work to be done in Africa is seen as the responsibility of the women? – 80% falls on their backs African saying about the crucial role women play in African society – Africa is women. If the women should slip and fall Africa would fall apart. Prevalence of arranged marriages in Africa – it is the norm. some challenge it or face it with recognition. In most parts of Africa, polygamy and arranged marriages are the norm--though many women challenge these practices. Men often acquire a second wife to meet their sexual needs. Very much a tradition in Ethiopia. Mali -
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