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The NYT Issue on Women: “A Persuasive Argument”

Kristof and WuDunn persuasively argue that fighting for women’s equality around the world, especially in developing countries, is the moral issue of our time.

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The NYT Issue on Women: Refocusing the Media’s Spotlight on “Invisibles” at Home

Kristof and WuDunn offer an important message. But we have our own invisibles: mostly women of color who face staggering obstacles to health care and remain economically disadvantaged.

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The NYT Issue on Women: An African Man’s Perspective

We, the people of the developing world, complain about unfair and inaccurate reporting by Western journalists because we know how differently stories might have turned out if they had consulted the experts among us.

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Women Need Rights, Not Rescue

With a tagline like “Saving the World’s Women,” we knew to be suspicious of the recent New York Times Magazine cover story on global women’s rights. Reading on, our suspicions were confirmed.

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Human Rights: When Officials Get Serious About HIV Prevention, This is Where They’ll Start

Stigma, discrimination, poverty, homophobia, racism, sexism, all fuel the spread of HIV and hurt those living with it. These issues are routinely cited as critical to ending the epidemic but rarely addressed in policies and prevention strategies.

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Paul Farmer Tapped by Former President Clinton as Deputy U.N. Envoy to Haiti

Former president Bill Clinton, who is now the U.N. special envoy to Haiti, announced the appointment Tuesday of Harvard professor Paul Farmer as his deputy.

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The Long Wait: Reproductive Health Care in Haiti

Last month, Haiti’s donor conference raised money for a nation that has weathered storms time and time again.  The pledges added to the previously committed $3 billion in international assistance.  While all of this may seem like a large amount of money for a small Caribbean island, little investment in reproductive health has undermined overall goals of poverty alleviation. A new report highlights the gaps in reproductive health in Haiti, where re-occuring crises place women and families at risk.

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Roundup: Progressive Voter Guides, Blog Action Day on Poverty

Information on the issues for progressive voters; Blog Action Day 2008 focuses on poverty; Health lawyers raise concerns about proposed South Dakota abortion ban; HIV vaccine researchers learned from halted STEP trial; HIV stigmatization in Nigeria.

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Report Fails to Measure Effects of Poverty on Peruvian Women

A new report assessing poverty reduction in Peru analyzes socioeconomic status through many lenses — except gender.

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