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7/21/2000 - Swaziland May Ban Schoolgirls From Wearing Miniskirts To Halt AIDS Spread
The miniskirts of schoolgirls and their effect on teachers are being blamed for the AIDS epidemic in Swaziland....

7/20/2000 - Rape and Patriarchal Customs Responsible For Tanzanian AIDS Spread
Recent surveys in Tanzania reveal that the majority of the women contracted the HIV virus because of discriminatory customs and rape, causing the number of infections to soar....

7/18/2000 - UNICEF Commends Nigeria's Women Empowerment Program
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) praised Nigeria's efforts to improve conditions for women there....

7/13/2000 - HIV/AIDS Pandemic, Millions Projected to be Orphans by 2010
The 13th International AIDS Conference held in Durban, South Africa has helped to raise international attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic....

7/13/2000 - Reproductive Rights Key to Empowering Women, UN Reports
The United Nations' commemoration of World Population Day on July 11th emphasized the crucial link between reproductive rights and women's empowerment....

7/11/2000 - First Teen Sexual Health Education Center Opens In China
Public health advocates and women's rights activists are celebrating the July 7th opening of the first teen sexual health education center located in the capital of China....

7/6/2000 - Women Are Casualties of World's Early Indifference Towards AIDS Epidemic in Africa
According to a Washington Post report, global organizations and national governments ignored the warnings of an imminent AIDS plague in Africa....

6/30/2000 - AIDS Epidemic Ravages Africa
A new United Nations report, published by the UN Joint Program on HIV/AIDS, predicts that approximately half of all 15 year olds in AIDS-affected African countries will die of the disease....