Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton “used part of her address to a key conference in Kabul on Tuesday to defend Afghan women concerned that peace efforts with the Taliban could jeopardise their rights,” Agence France-Presse reports.
The African Union (AU) Pre-Summit on Gender concludes Wednesday after three days of discussion about how African countries could improve progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targeting women and children’s health, the Independent reports.
Thousands of HIV/AIDS advocates “marched through Vienna’s city centre on Tuesday evening, demanding more respect for human rights in the fight against HIV,” Agence France-Presse reports.
Governments Should Examine Drug Policies To Slow HIV Transmission Among IDUs In a Los Angeles Times opinion piece, Evan Wood, associate professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia, writesÂ about the Vienna Declaration, a document he helped to draft, that calls for international leaders to revise drug policies to…
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USAID Program To Prevent Spread Of BirdÂ FluÂ In Bangladesh ExpandsÂ All Headline News reports on a USAID-funded initiative to prevent the spread of bird flu in Bangladesh. The STOP AI (Stamping Out Pandemic and Avian Influenza) Bangladesh initiative includes the “renovation of the water supply, addition of a bio-gas facility for…
The New York Times examines a set of questions raised by news out of the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010 last week that a microbicide gel containing the antiretroviral (ARV) tenofovir used by women before and after sex helped reduce their risk of HIV infection by 39 percent.
VOA News covered a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, which addressed child marriage in the developing world and its impact on girls and communities (Presto, 7/15).
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Afghan Government Tells Foreign Donors How Aid Should Be Spent “The Afghan government wants foreign donors to focus 80 percent of the billions of dollars flowing into the country on priority projects it believes are key to pulling the country out of poverty and turmoil, Afghan officials said,” the Associated…
“Supporters of the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) are ramping up their lobbying efforts as Congress prepares to bring the measure to a vote,” The Hill reports.
The United Nations General Assembly will move to formally adopt a new “gender entity” on Friday called “U.N. Women” that will fold the U.N.’s four existing women’s entities â€“ UNIFEM, the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues, the U.N. Division for the Advancement of Women, and INSTRAW â€“ into one, Inter Press Service reports.