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Silent No More: Gender Norms and HIV/AIDS

Deeply entrenched social norms make women and girls highly vulnerable to HIV – the central tenet of PAI’s newest documentary, The Silent Partner: HIV in Marriage, which premiered in Nairobi last week.

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When Women Become the Battlefield

You can show that women who suffer violence are not alone or forgotten. Sign UNIFEM’s petition against gender-based violence before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25.

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Biden’s Legacy Tied to International VAWA

The Obama Campaign has trumpeted Sen. Joe Biden’s work as sponsor of the Violence Against Women Act. But many people may not know that Biden is again working for women worldwide on the International Violence Against Women Act.

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McCain Supporter Made Up Attack

Pittsburgh police say that the woman who alleged an attacker who mugged her and cut a “B” into her cheek after seeing a John McCain bumper sticker on her car has admitted to making the story up.

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Young Women and Sexual Coercion: Reproductive Health Realities

There is an important contributor to unintended pregnancy that is rarely mentioned on the campaign trail — the strong link between unintended pregnancies and dating violence or coercion.

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Seeking A New Ally to Curb Domestic Violence

The Supreme Court ruled that Jessica Gonzales did not have a constitutional right to enforcement of a restraining order against her abusive husband. What will the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights say?

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On The Stump Trail: Sarah Palin on Women’s Issues

Overall, both married and unmarried women are supporting Senator Obama. It may be the reason why Governor Palin came out with her first stump speech about “women’s issues” today.

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VIDEO: I Should Have That Choice, Governor Palin

How does the anti-choice movement think they know better than this young woman what’s best for her after a rape? How will they explain to her that they have more of a right to make decisions about her body, than she does?

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Europe Puts Violence Against Women on Agenda

The Council of Europe’s recent campaign fighting violence against women has successfully reframed domestic violence as a human rights violation, not a private matter.

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Roundup: Women Fight Against Violence, Romney’s Sex Ed Hypocrisy

Women fight to put violence on global agenda; San Francisco Chronicle warns proposition 4 threatens choice; Mitt Romney’s sex ed hypocrisy; British org publishes sex ed booklet for six-year-old students; Progress on fight against TB/HIV; Tyra Banks takes on teen pregnancy.

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