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Global Roundup: Teen Pregnancy Rising in Guatemala; Canada Legalizes Brothels

Photo: Generando

Weekly global roundup: Understanding rape in the Congo; Mobile phones prevent maternal deaths in Kenya; Ontario puts safeguards in place for sex workers; Teen pregnancy rises swiftly in Guatemala.

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Running for Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This week, millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a war-ravaged African country, voted in their second ever presidential and parliamentary election. As Congolese (and Egyptians) cast votes, they speak out for all rights.

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Conservative Columnist Supports Family Planning as “Pro-Life”

It’s not often that I agree with Michael Gerson, the conservative former speech writer for President George H.W. Bush, advocate for abstinence-only policies in U.S. global AIDS programs, and columnist for the Washington Post.  Today, however, I am in near full-agreement with him on why a pro-choice position on a public health intervention is also pro-life in the real sense.

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Join Me On The Bridge: International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day remember the women in Rwanda and the DR of Congo  – survivors of war and the sexual violence that so often accompanies war.

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