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Addressing Obstetric Fistula: Towards a Just and Healthy Life for All

It’s been said that in an unequal world, women are the most unequal among equals.  Obstetric fistula is a living example of this statement.

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MDG Film Fest: Poverty – Sin Nombre

Akimbo, the blog of the International Women’s Health Coalition blog, features Sin Nombre,  a film about MDG #1, eradicating poverty and hunger globally.

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Lifting our Glasses to Abortion Rights: Cheers and Jeers from the Year

Our partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America have demonstrated courage, stamina, creativity, and resilience in the face of fierce opposition, guided by the conviction that no woman is free unless she has the right to make decisions about her own body. And, like any movement for social justice, the movement for safe abortion internationally has seen its ups and downs. But today as we celebrate the 37th anniversary of Roe, we must all recognize the importance of the ongoing movement for abortion rights worldwide, a movement that will require the dedicated efforts and support of women and men for years to come.

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Using Scarce Foreign Aid Resources More Effectively

Our first priority should be ensuring that the United States spends scarce resources in the most effective and efficient manner.

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From Ugly American to American Idol

Yesterday at the UN, the United States made a strong statement about the importance of comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive health services.

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Sex Work, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: From Criminalization to Protection

At a panel session on sex work and human rights, advocates called for the implementation of effective HIV program and policy interventions based on the respect for the human rights of sex workers.

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PEPFAR Politics vs. Public Health

As expected, the House wrapped itself in a big red bi-partisan bow when discussing PEPFAR, and Rep. Steny Hoyer said the bill shouldn’t fall prey to “political sport.” Here’s hoping this weekend’s Final Four is more competitive than the PEPFAR reauthorization ever was.

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When Pigheaded Networks Happen to Good Ads

Trojan Condoms recently launched a new series of ads. "Evolve. Use a condom every time," is the tagline for the campaign. CBS and Fox have refused to air the ad.

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