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The Pillars and Possibilities of a Global Plan to Address HIV in Women and Their Children

What has worked and what needs to be improved, to ensure that the HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls are adequately addressed?

A Global Plan on HIV and AIDS? It has to work for women as well as for their children. Here’s how we can make that happen.

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Human Rights Experts Call on El Salvador to Review Harsh Abortion Laws

Amnesty International marches on behalf of Beatriz's life, May 29 in El Salvador.

In May, the same group of experts urged the government of El Salvador to act swiftly to provide a safe abortion for Beatriz, the 22-year-old woman whose pregnancy was finally terminated via hysterotomy abortion earlier this week.

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An Abortion by Any Other Name: Beatriz and the Global Anti-Choice Spin Machine

Protest for Beatriz's life in El Salvador, May 29.

The Catholic Church and the international anti-choice movement are desperate to deny that Beatriz did, in fact, have an abortion. And much of the media is taking the bait.

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Urgent: Help Beatriz Fight for Her Life


The news is getting worse, not better. Beatriz has been denied a life-saving abortion. Will you help?

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Salvadoran Supreme Court Denies Beatriz Her Right to Life

"We are all Beatriz and we repudiate the Supreme Court."

In a stunning decision made worse by the length of time it took to be handed down, the Supreme Court of El Salvador denied a young woman “permission” on Wednesday for an abortion needed to save her life.

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The Hidden Reality of Cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean

In Latin America and the Caribbean, cancer is a rapidly growing and increasingly deadly epidemic.

In poor countries, cervical cancer is often the most common cancer-related death among women, or even the leading cause of death for women, period.

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A Decade of PEPFAR and Young People: What’s Working and What Isn’t

As we celebrate the many incredible successes PEPFAR has brought us in its first ten years, I offer many heartfelt wishes for even more in its next ten years.  Happy birthday, PEPFAR!

With the program now entering its pre-teen years, it’s the perfect time to take stock of its efforts to reach young people in their second decade of life.

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Stoking Fire: Addressing the Specific Needs of Female Syrian Refugees

GAZIANTEP,TURKEY- APRIL 25:The refugees from Syria are placing to camps who escaped from Syria to Turkey.

Humanitarian groups are working to provide aid to the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled to Jordan, but the specific needs of women and girls all too often fall through the cracks.

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Ireland’s Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill: 21 Years After X, Business as Usual?

Ireland - coat of arms, national emblem. Decoration on Four Courts Building in Dublin.

In the wake of the tragic and preventable death of Savita Halappanavar, Irish politicians promised that this government would “not become the seventh to ‘neglect and ignore’ the issue of the Supreme Court ruling abortion on the X Case.” Six months later, the cabinet has proposed a bill it says will not “change the law” on abortion.

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Why I’m Pro-Life, Whatever That Means: A Filipino’s Take on the New Reproductive Health Bill

There’s a sticker, unpeeled, on my father’s office desk. I don’t know where it’s from, but it’s meant to demonstrate one’s opposition to the Reproductive Health Bill now in Congress in the Philippines. “Say no,” the sticker reads, a thick red diagonal line dashing across the glossy sheet of vinyl.

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