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Eliminating Discrimination Against Women: A New START For Women Around the World

CEDAW is the international treaty that affirms equal rights for women around the world. The United States has never ratified this agreement. It’s far past time to do so.

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How to End Abortion Stigma Without Throwing Your Teammate under the Bus

Kate Cockrill reflects on the debate over how best to address stigma regarding abortion, starting with a conversation between Aspen Baker and Steph Herold.

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(VIDEO) Behind Bars: Life Stories of People Affected by the Criminalization of HIV

Behind Bars show how a simplistic “law-and-order‟ response to HIV can intensify a climate of denial, secrecy and fear and provide a fertile breeding ground for the spread of HIV.

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Youth Speak: Smart, Bold Advocacy Against HIV

Rachel Arinii Judhistari’s inclusion as the youngest speaker at the International AIDS Conference shows the renewed focus on the rights and needs of youth around the world.

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Reproductive Justice Organizations Denounce Anti-Choice “Freedom Rides,” Plan Counter-Rally

Three Atlanta-based women of color organizations say that a billboard campaign in Atlanta lanched by anti-choice organizations, along with so-called “freedom rides” scheduled this summer are “no more than a ploy to turn back the clock on Black women’s right to reproductive freedom.”

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Lithuania Adopts Homophobic Law

A Lithuanian law potentially criminalizes almost any public expression of or information about homosexuality, effectively preventing LGBT people from accessing information, support and protection needed to be free of discrimination and stigma.

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Is Racism Behind High Infant Mortality Rates Among African-Americans?

What role does racism play in the disgracefully high rates of low birth-weight, prematurity, and infant deaths among African-American infants and the high rate of maternal death among African-American women?

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VA. Attorney General Tells State Colleges They Can’t Ban Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli sent a letter to state college presidents and other officials last Thursday telling them that the state’s public colleges don’t have the authority to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. 

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HIV-infected Children in Africa Face Stigma, Discrimination

Little attention is paid to the stigma, discrimination and heightened risks faced by children orphaned by AIDS.

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NYT Calls For Withdrawal of Funding from Uganda if “Gay Hate Bill” Moves Forward

A NYT Editorial calls on the US to withdraw international development funds from the government of Uganda if it passes legislation that would, among other things, impose the death sentence for homosexual behavior. I agree.

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