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There are rich resources on social sciences around the world . Just because you are in South Africa does not mean you have to work on an local topic However we want to direct your attention mostly to local resources because they are often more urgent .
Raising visibility : WSW, LBT communities experiences in HIV and AIDS
Women who have sex with women (WSW) in Southern Africa, including women who identify as lesbian or bisexual, or who have same-sex desires for persons of the same gender are at the brunt of discrimination and oppression in patriarchal, heterosexist societies.The overall aim of the study is to ensure quality and appropriate health services that address the diverse and specific needs of women who have sex with women (WSW), including lesbian and bisexual women in four Southern African countries (Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe).
Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a technique which allows communities to participate and empowers them to create change in their own communities. The data represents the transcribed interviews of 15 participants recruited by several organizations from these countries with the exception of Botswana (LeGaBiBo) who could not locate eligible candidates. Two interviews were conducted with most of the participants.
If you want to take a look at interviews and survey on almost any social science topic that has interested an English researcher search here.
There is also extensive qualitative teaching data collection
Association of Religion Data Archives
This resources has won awards year after year. Sadly their sample of cross-national data is small.
Electoral Institute for the Sustainability of Democracy in Africa
Swaziland: Election archive. There more than reed dances and kings. Its simple but you can do a lot with basic data
IHSN: International Household Survey Network
This site is worth a close look if you are in any part of the social sciences. It includes some impressive tools
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