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UN to Discuss Rape as a Weapon of War

This Thursday the UN will discuss one of the world’s most common, and most ignored, forms of terrorism: mass rape.

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Live-Blogging from Session on PEPFAR

Blogging from an UNGASS side event about PEPFAR.

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Guest Blogger: Reporting from the UNGASS Special Session on Youth and HIV

Around the world, more often than not, HIV is transmitted sexually. Here’s a radical idea: teach individuals about their sexuality so that they can more effectively protect themselves from sexual transmission of HIV.

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Live-Blogging from Promoting Gender Equality in the AIDS Response

Live-blogging on an UNGASS session on making the response to AIDS work for women and girls.

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Live-Blogging from the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS

Live-blogging from the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS.

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Beyond the Millenium Development Goals

Reproductive health is not a strong enough theme in any of the millenium development goals. And as the MDGs remain a primary international development agenda at least until 2015, that means a continuing compromise for reproductive health in international development.

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US Falls Short On Racial Disparities in Health

It’s not every day that the United States is reprimanded on the international stage for racial discrimination. But one day before International Women’s Day, a United Nations committee expressed concern about “wide racial disparities” in sexual and reproductive health in the United States.

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RealTime: Human Rights Committee Urges U.S. to Do Better

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has issued its concluding observations on the United States, noting that the U.S. needs to do a better job of reducing racial disparities in sexual and reproductive health.

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Denied! Witholding of UNFPA Funds Matters

At the dawn of a new year, women around the world still rely on crucial funds from UNFPA for health care and family planning. But our current administration continues to withhold the money.

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UNICEF Photo of Year Shows Child Marriage in Afghanistan

The image of an eleven-year-old girl with her forty-year-old fiancĂ© has been named photo of the year by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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