Men for Women’s Rights: Young SRHR leaders Show the Way

Stella Paul – WNN Features (WNN) Bali, INDONESIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA: Desmond Nji Atanga of Cameroon’s Bamenda was all of 14 years old when he first spoke to his friends about HIV, safe sex and condoms. It shocked some, but also delighted many to hear the young school-going boy talk of issues that most adults are […]

Central American HIV+ women face sterilization coercion

Central American HIV+ women face sterilization coercion

Katie Nguyen for TRF – Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF) Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, OCEANIA: HIV-positive women in Central America are being pressured to undergo sterilization by prejudiced health workers and misled about the risk of the virus being transmitted to their unborn children, a study showed. A survey of 285 women living with HIV […]

Can greater global funding decrease gender violence & HIV/AIDS?

Can greater global funding decrease gender violence & HIV/AIDS?

Alice Wellborn – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/OD) London, UNITED KINGDOM: I have emerged from three inspiring days volunteering at a workshop discussing how to advance gender equity and human rights to reduce gender-based violence in the context of HIV. Yet the question still uppermost in all our minds is “but where is the funding to do this?” […]

HEALTH: How we live and die

HEALTH: How we live and die

IRIN – Wednesday, 19 Decmeber 2012 (originally published 14 Dec) LONDON, 14 December 2012 (IRIN) – We all know we are going to die, but how and when it happens depends largely on who we are and where we live. We think we know the major risks – perhaps malaria or AIDS-related diseases in Africa, […]

Helping Women and Girls in Rwanda

Helping Women and Girls in Rwanda

Valens Ntamushobora – Huffington Post – Tuesday, 22 May 2012 (originally published 14 May) I hate it when I see young women and girls suffering from poverty, violence and HIV/AIDS. Most of us do. It is a terrible feeling, and it gets worse when you believe you can’t do anything about it. You and I […]