New anti-domestic violence law in Guatemala classifies denying a woman the right to use contraceptive methods or STI prevention measures as a violent sex crime.
Not only does evidence tell us that women who experience gender based violence are more likely to be at risk for transmission of HIV, we also know that many of the risk factors for gender based violence are the same as those for HIV.
Is the focus on gender-based violence at the Ecumenical Pre-Conference an encouraging sign that churches are moving past patriarchy and coming to term with a reality that affects an estimated 1 in 3 women worldwide?
Notes from Netroots Nation: indigenous women report the highest rates of rape and violence than any other group in the United States. Read about what’s happening in our own country and how we can help.
Obama responds to anti-choicer on Title X family planning funding, Citizen impaneled grand jury being used against abortion provider in Kansas, Domestic violence and HIV/AIDS in Africa.
If we women do fall victim to some nefarious person, we must remember — in spite of all the “friendly advice” we’ve been given — that the blame lies solely on the back of those who would harm others.
The new “Health Agenda for the Americas” is more significant for what it omits: sexuality education, safe abortion access, emergency contraception, and measures to combat domestic violence, than for what it addresses.
Gender activists in Jamaica have noted the persistence of strong links between community-based violence and rape.
The presence of violence – be it emotional, physical or sexual – diminishes the ability of healthy individuals to demand healthy sexual relationships, and by extension a healthy sense of self.
A recent report in Zimbabwe shows that violence against women has become normalized, so programs that encourage men to shun the use of violence need to be an integral component of every HIV intervention.