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Global Roundup: Madagascar’s Sex Work Industry On the Rise; Al Qaeda Threatens Maternal Health in Yemen

Weekly global roundup: The latest with the delayed RH Bill in the Philippines; HIV/AIDS stigma impedes maternal care in Kenya; Maternal deaths rise due to fighting in Yemen’s south; and the sex work industry booms in Madagascar.

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Dispatches from AWID 2012: Arab Spring Becomes a Chill for Women, But The Organizing Continues

Young Arab women have led and are leading the charge for women’s rights in the Arab world. Yet spring has turned quickly to winter and the prospects they face are grimmer than the world may have realized. At AWID 2012, young Arab women activists speak for themselves.

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Twelve-Year-Old Child Dies Three Days After Marriage

A 12-year-old Yemeni girl is forced to marry and bleeds to death following sexual intercourse, three days later.

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Roundup: Far Right’s ‘Born Alive’ Infanticide Smear Proven False

Far right’s shameless attempt to smear Obama as ‘infanticidal’ entirely debunked; McCain flips on more woman-friendly 2000 abortion position; Bush’s anti-contraception proposal would blunt state contraception access laws; Doctor addresses the poor state of reproductive health and rights in Yemen.

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