This year marked the first time in history that the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women did not produced Agreed Conclusions. The most contentious issues, not surprisingly, were related to women’s access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care.
It’s the dawn of a new year and with it comes new stories on the same old issues, I’m afraid. Republicans in the House are looking to pass a repeal of the health reform law, a new study shows a surprising percentage of “abstinent” teens with STDs, and Iran is gearing up for HIV/AIDs prevention efforts with a new campaign targeting women and young people.
The nation’s capitol is engaged in a multi-faceted approach to increase availability of the new and improved female condom.
Find out what REALLY WORKS in improving reproductive health and women’s empowerment around the world.
Civil society organizations from across Canada and six continents today invited an additional 1,744,128 people to the G8 and G0 negotiating tables. More than a dozen civil society networks brought petitions signed by almost 2 million individuals from around the world conveying the message to global leaders that it’s time for action.
The stalemate on health reform and proposed cuts to social programs in the federal budget have AIDS advocates concerned about the Administration’s commitment.
Tell Them presents the first ever Virtual March on the South Carolina Statehouse in support of responsible reproductive health policies! Check out www.tellthemsc.org for more information!
A message from a teen peer educator to parents, schools and policy makers: Providing us with ‘abstinence-only-until-marriage’ programs limits our decision making abilities and puts our lives at risk.
There’s a sense—not always spoken, but implied—that a person in prison deserves to be there, and therefore doesn’t deserve health care, preventative or otherwise.
By using the peer-to-peer model, the Minnesota International Health Volunteers program avoids, or at least reduces, public health obstacles that arise when there’s a culture clash.