Sexual/reproductive rights & health

The Muslim community does not oppose the use of condoms in totality, Chief Kadhi Sheikh Hammad Kassim has said.
Positive Muslims welcomes the news that the consultation is to be hosted in Cape Town on 14-18th November 2006.
We, non-governmental organizations and experts from several countries of the Middle East, North Africa and South/Southeast Asia have come together to advance, promote and defend sexual, bodily and reproductive rights as human rights.
In the wooden shanty town of Elmina on the outskirts of Mauritania's capital, Nouakchott, AIDS educators do not let religious or cultural conservatism get in their way.
Ten years after the world's nations pledged to achieve equality for women, a follow-up meeting has become embroiled in controversy over a U.S. demand that its final declaration state that women are not guaranteed the right to abortion.
A conference on HIV/Aids among women and girls in the Middle East and north Africa has heard a call for more to be done to help this vulnerable group.
Contraception has a long history in Islam. Early Islam actually developed contraceptive medicine and instructed Europe on it.
Cultural norms dictate that girls should get married early in this West African country: according to various surveys, the average age for marriage amongst females in Niger is 13.
Selon le rapport annuel de l'Onusida publié mardi, près de 50% des personnes vivant avec le HIV sont des femmes.
America's religious right has scored its first legislative victory since George Bush's re-election by inserting a clause into a spending bill to undermine state laws requiring hospitals to provide abortions.
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