Sexual/reproductive rights & health

Human rights groups call on new mayor to revoke the ban.
"HIV/AIDS & the Law", released in July 2007 by HRLN's 'HIV/AIDS and the Law Initiative'.
Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama criticized recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions as hypocritical and inconsistent on Tuesday, saying a ruling upholding a late-term abortion ban was part of a concerted effort to roll back women's rights.
A landmark study released today by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) connects widespread discriminatory views against women in Botswana and Swaziland to sexual risk-taking and, in turn, to extremely high HIV prevalence.
The fight against one epidemic - HIV/AIDS - cannot be won without tackling another epidemic - gender-based violence.
Yemen has scored enormous success in reducing its maternal mortality rates and increasing the use of contraception. Advocates turned to the interpretations and assistance from religious leaders to get out the family planning message.
Somali women are taking the initiative in the fight against AIDS with a programme to educate their peers in this conservative Muslim nation.
Excerpts from information by Positive Muslims, which aims to give readers a better understanding of HIV and AIDS related issues affecting Muslim countries and communities.
Theresa Chilala refused to be "inherited" by her deceased husband's family in Zambia through a custom known as sexual cleansing. Her ensuing legal battles highlight the frictions between customary inheritance laws and international norms.
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