Search for dissertations about: "Amazon"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 31 swedish dissertations containing the word Amazon.

  1. 1. Adolescent pregnancies in the Amazon basin of Ecuador : a rights and gender approach to girls' sexual and reproductive health

    Author : Isabel Goicolea; Marianne Wulff; Miguel San Sebastian; Johanne Sundby; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : adolescent pregnancy; adolescent motherhood; reproductive and sexual health; right to health; gender relations; gender structures; Ecuador; Amazon; Sexuality; agency; medicin; Medicine;

    Abstract : Adolescent pregnancy has been associated with adverse health and social outcomes, but it has also been favorably viewed as a pathway to adulthood. In Ecuador, where 20% of girls aged between 15-19 years get pregnant, the adolescent fertility rate has increased and inequalities between adolescent girls from different educational, socio-economic levels and geographical regions are prominent: 43% of illiterate adolescents become pregnant compared to 11% with secondary education. READ MORE

  2. 2. In the eyes of the beholder: Leadership and the social construction of power and dominance among the Matsi–genka of the Peruvian Amazon

    Author : Dan Rosengren; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Matsigenka; indigenous people; Amazon;

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  3. 3. Electricity access for human development in the Brazilian Amazon

    Author : Maria F Gómez; Semida Silveira; Elisabeth Ilskog; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Electricity access; human development; Amazon region; SRA - Energy; SRA - Energi;

    Abstract : Electricity access is widely recognized as a driver of development. The Brazilian government has incorporated this principle into its national rural electrification program, Luz Para Todos (LPT – Light for all), which has already benefited more than 14 million people in the country since its inception in 2003. READ MORE

  4. 4. Universal Electricity Access in Remote Areas : Building a pathway toward universalization in the Brazilian Amazon

    Author : Maria F Gómez; Semida Silveira; Hisham Zerriffi; KTH; []
    Keywords : Rrural electrification; remote areas; human development; universal access; last mile; Amazon region; landsbygdselektrifiering; avlägsna områden; mänsklig utveckling; allmän tillgång; den sista kilometern; Amazonasregionen; Energiteknik; Energy Technology;

    Abstract : Worldwide, policymakers face important challenges in relation to the provision of reliable electricity services in remote areas. Brazil is not an exception. READ MORE

  5. 5. Lead exposure in indigenous children of the Peruvian Amazon : seeking the hidden source,venturing into participatory research

    Author : Cynthia Anticona Huaynate; Miguel San Sebastian; Ingvar Bergdahl; Mary Jean Brown; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; lead exposure; children; indigenous; Corrientes river; participatory research; Peruvian Amazon; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : Introduction. In 2006, a Peruvian environmental agency reported the presence of elevated blood lead levels (BLLs) in indigenous communities of the Corrientes river basin. This is a territory in the Peruvian Amazon where oil activity has been associated with serious environmental effects, with impact on an ongoing social conflict. READ MORE