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11/19/2003 - Discrimination Against People with HIV/AIDS Persists
Discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS in the United States remains prevalent, according to a survey released last week by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)....

11/18/2003 - Congress Approves $2.4 Billion for Global Aids Initiative
House-Senate conferees agreed to provide $400 million more for the global AIDS initiative for FY 2004 than the Bush administration requested....

11/7/2003 - UN Report: Girls Face Discrimination in Accessing Schooling
A report issued by UNESCO asserts that while there has been significant progress in the number of girls attending school, girls are still facing discrimination in gaining access to schooling in most developing countries....

11/4/2003 - Senate Votes to Increase Funding For Global AIDS Fund
The Senate last week voted 89-1 to increase funding for international AIDS relief....

10/29/2003 - Scientists Researching HIV/AIDS and Sexuality Targeted by Government
A list naming over 150 scientists that research HIV/AIDS and human sexuality has become the subject of controversy between Congress, the National Institutes for Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)....

10/9/2003 - Catholic Church Attacks Condoms' Efficacy Again
The Roman Catholic Church is relaunching its opposition to condom use, arguing that the prophylactics are ineffective in blocking the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS....

10/6/2003 - Abstinence-Only Advocate to Head Global AIDS Initiative
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of former Eli Lilly CEO Randall Thomas to head the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in the State Department....

10/3/2003 - Former UN Official Asserts Trafficking Rampant In Post-Conflict Societies
A former United Nations official came to Washington, DC this week to raise awareness about violence against women and trafficking of women and girls worldwide....

9/30/2003 - Report: US Cuts In Family Planning Aid Hurt Women Around the World
A new report finds that the Bush Administration's global gag rule endangers the lives of women, children and families in poor countries around the world....

9/23/2003 - Funding Inadequate in Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly on HIV/AIDS, AIDS experts announced that the promises made for additional funds like President Bush's $15 billion AIDS initiative are inadequate....

9/5/2003 - Amendment to Block Expansion of Global Gag Rule Passes
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to block the Bush Administration's efforts to expand a ban that prohibits US funds from being directed to any overseas program that provides information about abortions, abortion counseling, abortion services or that lobbies for the legalization of abortion in their country-- even with private funds....

8/27/2003 - State Dept. Cuts International HIV/AIDS Program Funding
In a now familiar move, the US State Department yesterday said it would halt government funding for an HIV/AIDS program serving African and Asian refugees....

8/26/2003 - Women's Groups Release Scorecard on Bush Administration
Three women's rights and health groups today commemorated Women's Equality Day by releasing a scorecard rating the Bush administration on global women's issues....

8/25/2003 - Report: Domestic Violence in Uganda Increases Risk of AIDS for Women
A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report reveals that the Ugandan government's failure to address rape and attacks on women by their husbands increases women's risk of contracting HIV....

8/21/2003 - Kenyan Widows Face Dangerous Tradition
A major national newspaper recently investigated a traditional requirement that widows in Kenya often face that is being blamed for helping spread HIV/AIDS....

8/18/2003 - Bush Administration Targets Sex Education Group
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will conduct the Bush administration's third review of Advocates for Youth in the past year....

8/5/2003 - Anti-HIV Gel Could Give Women More Prevention Control
An Australian company has been approved to begin human trials for an anti-HIV/AIDS gel, VivaGel....

8/4/2003 - AIDS Drugs May Be Banned From Pregnant Women in South Africa
AIDS activists protested South Africa's AIDS policy at South Africa's first AIDS conference that began this weekend....

7/17/2003 - UNFPA Funding Defeated in House
In a narrow defeat for women across the world, the House voted 216 to 211 to block an amendment to this year's foreign aid bill that would have provided $100 million over two years in international family planning funds....

7/10/2003 - Amendment Calls for $100M in UNFPA Funding
In anticipation of World Population Day this Friday, Congressman Joseph Crowley and Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs will join policy experts this afternoon at an audio press conference to discuss restoring monies to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)....

6/30/2003 - Study Finds Most Women Quiet About STDs
A new study finds that women remain reluctant in broaching important topics like sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)....

5/22/2003 - Congress Approves $15 Billion AIDS Initiative
President Bushs $15 billion global AIDS initiative was approved by both chambers of the US Congress without language that would impose the global gag rule on the AIDS funding....

5/20/2003 - Studies Reveal Teen Behaviors, Attitudes Toward Sex
Two studies released today focus on adolescent sexual attitudes and behavior, finding that 20 percent of teens under the age of 15 have had their first sexual experience; 30 percent of young people experience pressure to have sex; and more than 75 percent of teens wanted more information about sexual health....

5/16/2003 - Senate Passes $15 Billion for AIDS
The Senate in the early morning hours passed a bill authorizing $15 billion over the next five years for HIV/AIDS programs in Africa and the Caribbean....

5/14/2003 - Global AIDS Bill Moves to Senate
The AIDS funding bill recently passed by the US House of Representatives will move directly to the Senate floor for debate this week, bypassing a Senate HIV/AIDS bill, which is currently in committee....