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5/2/2003 - House Passes $15 Billion for AIDS, Focus on Abstinence
The House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill authorizing $15 billion over the next five years to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean, with a last-minute amendment requiring a third of the money to go towards abstinence and monogamy programs....

4/21/2003 - Involvement of Women, Humanitarian Aid Important for Iraq
A United Nations expert on women and peace last week called for women to be involved in peace-building and decision-making processes....

4/3/2003 - House Committee Approves $15 Billion for AIDS
After defeating an amendment that would give abstinence a greater priority over condom usage to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, the House International Relations Committee approved 37-8 a five-year, $15-billion AIDS program, according to the Associated Press....

3/25/2003 - Delayed Senate Vote on AIDS Bill Raises Issue of Abstinence
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee delayed a vote scheduled for last Thursday on a bill that would provide funds to treat and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS worldwide....

3/19/2003 - Leadership Alliances Educate and Mobilize to End Global AIDS/HIV
The UC SAN DIEGO FMLA created a Global Women's History Month display that was featured in the campus newspaper....

3/17/2003 - House Plan Increases AIDS Funding
A bipartisan group pf House members today plan to announce new legislation that would increase funding for the AIDS plan proposed by President Bush in his State of the Union address....

3/3/2003 - NGOs and Members of Congress Criticize Bushs AIDS Initiative
The Feminist Majority last week joined more than 130 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in writing a letter to President Bush stressing the importance of integrated family planning and HIV/AIDS education, Kaisernetwork.org reported....

2/24/2003 - Abortion is a Global Issue
The number of women and adolescents worldwide lacking access to information about family planning and reproductive health services is probably in the hundreds of millions much higher than official United Nations estimates....

2/20/2003 - Bushs Global Gag Rule Casts Shadow over HIV/AIDS Programs
In what seemed like a surprising turn of policy, President Bush announced recently that he would allow organizations that were banned from receiving US funding under the "global gag rule" to receive part of the $15 billion he has proposed to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean....

2/14/2003 - HIV/AIDS Prominent on the Legislative Radar
HIV/AIDS has re-emerged on the political radar, prompted largely by President Bushs State of the Union address last month....

2/4/2003 - Feminists Are Invited To the First National Student Global AIDS Campaign Conference
Join students from across the nation and people concerned about global HIV/AIDS in the first ever national Student Global AIDS Campaign conference....

2/4/2003 - Report: Females Suffer Higher Rates of HIV/AIDS in Zambia Than Males
A human rights report released earlier this week reveals that girls in Zambia are five times more likely to be infected with the HIV virus than their male counterparts as a result of widespread sexual abuse....

1/30/2003 - Report: Females Suffer Higher Rates of HIV/AIDS in Zambia Than Males
A human rights report released earlier this week reveals that girls in Zambia are five times more likely to be infected with the HIV virus than their male counterparts as a result of widespread sexual abuse....

1/24/2003 - U.S. Funding Cut Could Increase AIDS
Pacific Island countries are facing critical shortages of condoms, which could endanger the region's status as one of the places least affected by HIV/AIDS, the New Zealand Herald reports....

1/20/2003 - Democrats Propose $800 Million in Emergency Funds for Africa, $100 Million for HIV/AIDS
Senate Democrats recently proposed The Africa Famine Relief Act that gives $900 million for emergency relief in Africa, of which $100 million is directed towards HIV/AIDS programs....

12/30/2002 - Swaziland Traditions Contributing to the Spread of AIDS; Women Have Limited Independence
Women HIV carriers are dying in waves in Swaziland....

12/18/2002 - US Loses Vote at Population Conference
Over the objections of the United States, delegates at the Fifth Asian and Pacific Population Conference passed a resolution reaffirming a landmark 1994 population policy drawn up at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo....

12/4/2002 - UNFPA Releases Report on State of World Population
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released a report yesterday calling for improved access to reproductive health services and education for women as crucial steps in the fight against global poverty....

12/2/2002 - World AIDS Day Focuses on Global Epidemic
World AIDS Day was observed worldwide on December 1 with marches, speeches, and religious services to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, an epidemic that has infected more than 60 million people since the early 1980s, according to Kaisernetwork.org....

11/26/2002 - HIV/AIDS Panel: For Bush, Ideology Trumps Medicine and Science
Conservative ideologues will likely replace seven of the eight Clinton-appointed panelists on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) when their terms end this January, according to the Washington Blade....

11/1/2002 - Syphilis Rate Rises in United States for First Time in Decade
Though the rate of syphilis cases declined in some of the populations most affected by the infection, including African-Americans and residents of the South, the overall rate of syphilis in the US has increased by 2 percent between 2000 and 2001, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports....

10/21/2002 - Developing Countries Face a Shortage of Condoms
A new report shows that there is a shortage of condoms being donated from richer countries to poorer countries, with a current supply that is about one tenth of whats needed, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)....

8/15/2002 - Male Preference Continues to Grow in Asia
In India and China, where cultural beliefs remain steadfast, recent reports show that the preference for sons has dramatically widened female-male birth ratios and boosted incidents of infanticide....

7/25/2002 - US Backs Out, Europe Steps in with $32 Million for the UNFPA
Responding swiftly to President Bushs decision to cut the $34 million appropriated by Congress earlier this year for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the European Union (EU) stepped in with $31.8 million to fund projects by the UNFPA and the International Planned Parenthood Federation....

7/1/2002 - UN Reports on Chinas HIV/AIDS Epidemic
In a report entitled, HIV/AIDS: Chinas Titantic Peril, the United Nations (UN) last week criticized the Chinese government for its inaction regarding the countrys HIV/AIDS epidemic....