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Notes from the Netroots: A Maze of Injustice

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.

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Roundup: Obama on Title X, Citizen Impaneled Grand Juries a New Anti-choice Strategy

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.

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Victim Blaming: Cover Up, Walk In Groups and Other “Friendly Advice”

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.

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A Better Health Agenda for the Americas

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.

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When Bodies Become War Zones

Gender activists in Jamaica have noted the persistence of strong links between community-based violence and rape.

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Domestic Violence Is an RH Issue

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.

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Gender Violence Worsens HIV Crisis

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.

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New Laws Address Violence

New laws show India wants to deal with widespread domestic violence, but will the measures be effective in the real world?

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