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Africa: Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) regional consultation meeting
In 2008 the WGNRR Regional consultation meeting in Africa will be linked to the AWID Forum.
Mondiale: Comprendre et lutter contre le “stigma” du VIH
Kit utilitaire pour l’action [Understanding and Challenging HIV Stigma : Toolkit for Action] - par Ross Kidd, Sue Clay, Chipo Chiiya, et Mutale Chonta.
Tajikistan: Tajiks with HIV/AIDS suffer in silence
Only when Tajikistan breaks down the walls of silence and prejudice surrounding HIV/AIDS can it hope to slow infection rates.
International: Asia's religious leaders tackle HIV & AIDS
"According to the Buddhist Leadership Initiative, almost 30 percent of monks in China, Cambodia and Laos have received training on HIV & AIDS."
UK: Hundreds of girls in Liverpool subjected to genital mutilation
The most recent figures from Liverpool maternity services identified 237 women with FGM in three years.
The Philippines: "There is Nothing Godly about Enforced Motherhood"
Sylvia Estrada-Claudio discusses the policy of banning "artificial contraceptives" in Manila's public health facilities, in terms of human rights, the rule of law, and the politicization of religion.
International: Today: the International Day Against Female Genital Mutilation
An open message from Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
International: The Safe Abortion Action Fund
Each year, an estimated 19 million women and girls, faced with unintended or unwanted pregnancy, risk the deadly consequences of unsafe abortion.
Ghana: What Widows Face in the Name of Culture
The custom in this area of Ghana demands that a widow must choose someone from her late husband’s family to continue delivering children for the dead man. All of the children bear his name.
International: Map & Factsheet: "The World's Abortion Laws"
Currently, over 60% of the world's people live in countries where induced abortion is permitted either for a wide range. In contrast, about 26% of all people reside in countries where abortion is generally prohibited.
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