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Rights Here, Rights Now, Rights… Maybe?

The centrality of human rights in the “public health” response to an epidemic that has largely marginalized the individual, especially the already marginalized individual was seen as key to addressing the HIV epidemic at the IAC.

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Namibian High Court to Hear Cases of Forced Sterilization

Activists fighting on behalf of access to high-quality sexual and reproductive healthcare are watching Namibia’s courts to see if good precedent will be set on forced sterilization.

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Arizona’s Immigration Policies: Racism and Collective Hypocrisy

Between new immigration legislation and education laws, anti-immigrant sentiment is overtaking Arizona, while we suffer collective amnesia about our own role in anti-immigrant policies.

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Greater Equality for India’s Muslims Can Mean Greater Equality for Muslim Women

Muslim women in India are caught between the strictures of family and personal law and persistent discrimination against them as women from both the Indian government and society writ large.

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The Global “War on Terror” and Muslim Women

Some argue that legal bans on burqas and other modes of conservative dress would somehow liberate Muslim women. This is naïve. We cannot ignore the hatred that is being acted out on Muslim women, including as part of the war on terror.

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White Head of State Seeks Muslim Women to…Save?

I have a sneaking suspicion that Nicholas Sarkozy’s interest in the rights of Muslim women might actually be about something else besides a commitment to our liberation.

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Bobby Jindal: Taking Us Backwards

When I think about the often traumatic health experiences we South Asian women have, I stop feeling the love for Jindal.

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Criminalizing HIV Transmission: Undermining Prevention, and Justice

While criminalizing HIV transmission is appealing to some governments, it actually undermines public health goals and violates the rights of people living with HIV.

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