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Promoting Sexual Rights: The Key to Ending the AIDS Epidemic

The connection between sexual rights and HIV and AIDS is undeniable, with the majority of HIV infections transmitted sexually.  Sexuality is a natural aspect of life, and a fundamental part of our humanity.  But we continue to ignore at and the price is paid in women’s lives.

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Promoting Sexual Rights: The Key to Ending the AIDS Epidemic

The connection between sexual rights and HIV and AIDS is undeniable, with the majority of HIV infections transmitted sexually.  Sexuality is a natural aspect of life, and a fundamental part of our humanity.  But we continue to ignore at and the price is paid in women’s lives.

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Imprisoned for Miscarriage: A Young Mexican Woman Gets 23 Years for Losing Her Baby and Advocates Call for Help

A young woman in Baja California, Mexico has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for miscarrying her baby. Advocates are asking for your help. 

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UN Vote Restores “Sexual Orientation” to Resolution on Extrajudicial, Summary Executions

On Tuesday (12-21-10), the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted overwhelmingly in favor of restoring reference to “sexual orientation” in a high-profile resolution condemning extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. The reference to sexual orientation had been removed by an earlier amendment at the committee level by governments opposed to ensuring protection for individuals targeted because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation.

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Anti-Choice “Freedom Rides” Seek to Curtail Freedom

A legacy of the Civil Rights movement is the struggle for rights and access without fear of violence.  But those who oppose abortion rights are not fighting for anything; rather they are fighting against women’s freedom.

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Consenting to Sex: Yes, No, Maybe?

“Age of consent” laws are ostensibly aimed at protecting young women. But do these laws make sense when what they tell young women is that they are incapable of watching their own backs?

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Violence Against Women: Cause And Consequence of HIV

Increasingly we see evidence on the prevalence of rape and how rape increases women’s and girls’ risk to HIV. It confirms for us that rape and sexual violence is endemic.

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ICPD + 15: Debating Health Care When It’s No Longer “Business as usual”

ICPD+15 is an opportunity to reflect on public health systems as core social institutions in the face of market failures and inadequacies, including corporate ineptitude in meeting the needs of ordinary people.

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To Be Free from Gender Violence: Our Most Basic Human Right

Here in the United States, where the rights of freedom and equality define our history of struggle, American women and girls do not possess a freedom to live out our full potential — unencumbered by violence.

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Against Backdrop of Sexual Violence, Ads, Too, Exploit Young Teens

Against a wider backdrop of sexual violence being committed against, and perpetrated by, children and adolescents, the sexualization of under-aged teenagers in Jamaica is extremely problematic.

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