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1/20/2006 - Anti-HIV Gel May Empower Women in the Fight Against AIDS
The FDA has put an anti-HIV vaginal gel called VivaGel on the fast track for approval....

1/10/2006 - Society for Adolescent Medicine Decries Abstinence-Only Education
The Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) published a position paper calling for the abandonment of abstinence-only education....

12/22/2005 - MsMagazine.com Released Today the Top Ten News Stories for Women in 2005
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12/6/2005 - Young Women Have Highest Risk of HIV/AIDS
A new report from the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa reports that 16.9 percent of young women in 2005 were infected with HIV/AIDS, a jump from a rate of 12 percent in 2002....

11/30/2005 - 90 Million Girls Worldwide Lack Primary School Education
Nearly 115 million children lack primary education, and 90 million of those children are girls, according to a report entitled "Gender Achievements and Progress in Education" (GAP), which was presented at the global advisory committee of the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI)....

11/30/2005 - AIDS Funding to be Subject to Global Gag Rule
The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) has charged the Bush Administration with secretly undermining the effort to fight HIV/AIDS by subjecting US AIDS funding to the Global Gag Rule....

9/7/2005 - Condom Shortage a Crisis in Uganda
Uganda, often cited as a positive story in the battle against HIV/AIDS due to dropping rates of infection, has restricted the availability of condoms, creating a crisis situation that is putting many lives at risk, particularly those of adolescents and young adults....

8/17/2005 - Nonprofit Sues US Government for Basing Grants on Opposition to Prostitution
DKT International, a nonprofit organization that works to prevent HIV/AIDS worldwide, has sued the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for its retraction of a grant when DKT refused to sign a pledge opposing sex work....

6/30/2005 - Zambia Food Rations to be Cut by World Food Program
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) might be forced to cut food rations and the number of people being fed in Zambia next month due to lack of funding....

6/27/2005 - Ashley Judd Connects HIV/AIDS Prevention to Women's Empowerment
Ashley Judd, a well-known actor and feminist activist, testified at a recent Congressional hearing on the urgent need to address issues of gender equality in the fight against HIV/AIDS in developing countries....

5/6/2005 - Brazil Takes a Stand Against US AIDS Policy
Brazil declined $40 million of US funds to fight AIDS, making it the first country to take a stand against the Bush Administration's AIDS policy requiring recipients to sign a pledge opposing prostitution....

4/19/2005 - UN Reports Large Gender Gap in Education Worldwide
A new United Nations reports shows a majority of the 115 million children worldwide who are excluded from receiving an education are girls....

4/7/2005 - Almost Half of All Pregnant Women in Swaziland Have HIV
A new survey shows that 42.6 percent of pregnant women in Swaziland have contracted HIV/AIDS....

4/1/2005 - Rights Group Accuse US of Jeopardizing Uganda's Fight Against AIDS
Current US abstinence-only programs are reversing the gains made by Uganda in their fight against AIDS, a leading human rights organization said in a new report issued this week....

2/14/2005 - February 14 Marks Condom Awareness Week: Global Shortage Still Prevalent
Today marks the first day of National Condom Week of Action....

2/10/2005 - Bush Budget Increases Funding for Abstinence-Only Education
Despite recent studies showing the ineffectiveness of abstinence-only education, President Bush's FY2006 budget proposal increases funding for abstinence-only education programs by $39 million, to $193 million....

2/7/2005 - Black Women Fastest Growing Group with HIV
On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasized that African American women are the fastest grouping group of people with HIV/AIDS....

2/4/2005 - Tanzanian Coalition Formed to Fight FGM
Seven Tanzanian organizations have formed a coalition to fight female genital mutilation (FGM), a practice that affects nearly 90 million African women and is widespread in Tanzania....

1/25/2005 - Male Dominance Has Led to World's Highest Rate of HIV in Swaziland
Experts are pointing to polygamy, rape, sexual violence, and legal exploitation as the main causes why Swaziland, an African country that borders South Africa, has the world's highest HIV infection rate (39 percent)....

1/21/2005 - Spanish Church Retreats from Support of Condoms to Prevent AIDS
After a spokesperson for the Roman Catholic Church in Spain for the first time expressed support of condoms to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, Spain's bishops retracted the statement....

1/12/2005 - Senator Clinton Critical of Bush Policies on Abstinence and Reproductive Health
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) criticized the Bush administration for putting too much emphasis on abstinence in the fight against HIV/AIDS and restricting women's access to reproductive health services in developing countries in a recent address to the International Women's Health Coalition....

12/16/2004 - US Denies Funds That Could Stem Child Marriage
The Bush Administration's withdrawal of funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has negative consequence for the battle against child marriage....

12/15/2004 - African Condom Shortage Crisis Amidst AIDS Pandemic
Due to inadequate aid efforts by the United States and other donor countries, acute shortages of condoms have been contributing the rapid rise in HIV/AIDS cases in Africa....

12/10/2004 - Maternal Mortality Rates Soar
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) reported that the Sudan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world....

12/1/2004 - On World AIDS Day, the Face of AIDS is a Woman
Many World AIDS Day observances around the world today have focused on the need to protect women and girls from HIV who are contracting the virus at an alarming rate....