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G8 and G20 Roundup: Promises and Protestors

The G8 and G20 Summits wrapped up after a tumultuous weekend of protestors and police, and some developments for maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health as well.

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A Complicated Delivery: G8 Commits $5 billion to Maternal and Child Health But Big Questions Remain

The first day of the G8 Summit answered some of the questions advocates have raised about Canada’s signature G8 initiative, The Muskoka Initiative for maternal and child health. But important gaps remain.

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Live from the G8: 1,744,128 voices can’t be wrong

Civil society organizations from across Canada and six continents today invited an additional 1,744,128 people to the G8 and G0 negotiating tables. More than a dozen civil society networks brought petitions signed by almost 2 million individuals from around the world conveying the message to global leaders that it’s time for action.

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At G8 and G20, the Streets are Empty: Let’s Hope the Promises Won’t Be

The G8 must commit new resources for maternal, newborn and child health, including all reproductive health services. Integrated sexual and reproductive health services have been proven to be cost-effective and to save lives.

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Sex (and Common Ground) in the City

Cities can be, as the President said, incubators or “laboratories” for change. And, also, for common ground.

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Got Birth Control? Today, Back It Up!

Sales of Plan B have doubled since it became available OTC and surveys show most major pharmacy chains are now stocking it. Yet myths about EC are still prevalent and very real barriers to access remain.

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When EC Made the Difference

In politicized fights over reproductive health care services, the voices of women who need the care often get lost. For this year’s Back Up Your Birth Control Day, we bring you the stories of the two women who needed emergency contraception.

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