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AIDS 2012 Still Missing the Mark: The Good and the Bad on Women’s Rights

A rights-based perspective for the global AIDS response requires addressing the comprehensive needs of women and girls, including those seen in areas that do not “conform” to the focus on motherhood and marriage.

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International Human Rights Day: Celebrating Defenders of Women’s Rights

Human rights defenders often put their own lives on the line to promote and protect all of our rights.  Today we celebrate the women living with HIV and others who advocate for sexual and reproductive rights in the context of HIV and AIDS.

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Decriminalizing Behaviors and the Global AIDS Epidemic

More than 10 panels and roundtables at the International AIDS conference argued for decriminalization of sex work, drug use and sexual identity. 

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A Report From the Int’l AIDS Conference: A Shared Agenda for Women

Women leaders at the International AIDS Conference identified key priorities, such as increasing engagement generational and geographic boundaries and demanding more funding for advocacy on sex, sexuality and gender in the HIV epidemic.

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Youth Lead Advocacy For Sexual and Reproductive Health

Youth advocates at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women challenged a multi-generational, multinational audience to examine their own thinking about sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Young Women, Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion: Are We Achieving Global Goals?

Young women are the most vulnerable to maternal morbidity and mortality. A panel at the UN Commission on the Status of Women examines the reasons.

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Governments Support, Denounce Family Planning at Commission on Population and Development

At the Commission on Population and Development, Norway and South Africa take strong stands on the importance of safe abortion in addressing maternal mortality rates.

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Lived Experience Brings Human Rights Message Home at CSW

Personal stories of coerced sterilization and on the influence of religious tradition on sexual and reproductive health captured the audience at the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

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HIV, Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion Coverage at IAC

Since the 2006 Toronto International AIDS Conference, an increasing number of organizations have spoken out about the need to respect the reproductive rights of women living with HIV/AIDS. A topic that is often neglected – or avoided – has been enabling HIV-positive women to deal with unwanted pregnancies through emergency contraception and voluntary safe legal abortion.

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UN Rapporteur on Right to Health Meets with SRH Groups at IAC

SRH groups meeting with the new UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health raised many key issues, including unsafe abortion; homophobia by conservative and religious groups; and access of indigenous groups and young people to adequate health services.

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