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United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Fails to Uphold Women’s Human Rights

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.

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Afternoon Roundup: Republicans Set to Strip Health Care From Millions, Abstinent Teens with STDs?

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.

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Roundup: DC’s Female Condom Campaign Grows

The nation’s capitol is engaged in a multi-faceted approach to increase availability of the new and improved female condom.

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Out of the Darkness of Centuries: Book Review

Find out what REALLY WORKS in improving reproductive health and women’s empowerment around the world.

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Live from the G8: 1,744,128 voices can’t be wrong

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.

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AIDS Advocates Question Healthcare and Spending Cuts

The stalemate on health reform and proposed cuts to social programs in the federal budget have AIDS advocates concerned about the Administration’s commitment.

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South Carolina’s First Virtual March on the Statehouse

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!

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Abstinence Only: A Teen Peer Educator Speaks Out

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.

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HIV-Positive Inmates: The Neglected Population

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.

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International Aid, Made Local

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.

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