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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....

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....

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....

3/24/2003 - Filipino Women Face Strong Opposition to Family Planning
Women in the Philippines lack access to contraceptives, according to the New York Times....

3/21/2003 - Latin America: Anti-Abortion Laws Drive Women to Use Ulcer Drug
Latin American women are terminating unwanted pregnancies by taking the cheap ulcer medication Cytotec, the Associated Press reported....

3/10/2003 - US Ambassador Briefs NGOs at UN Commission on the Status of Women
Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey, the US Representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, briefed non-governmental organizations attending the Commissions 47th session last Thursday....

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....

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....

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)....

4/19/2002 - Catholic Church Exerts Influence in Chile
In Chile, a country with a Roman Catholic majority, the Catholic hierarchy extends its reach deep into the political sphere, blocking attempts to liberalize laws that would promote womens rights as well as attempts to educate the public on reproductive health....

2/27/2002 - Relief Workers Accused of Sex Abuse
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the London-based relief agency Save the Children have uncovered widespread sex abuse of children in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea by aid workers....

2/1/2002 - Condom Distribution Opposed at Olympic Games
Conservative activists in the state of Utah are opposing the distribution of condoms as the upcoming Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT....

12/20/2001 - South African Women to Receive Free Condoms
Planned Parenthood of South Africa, the Reproductive Health Research Unit, the Society of Family Health, and the South African Department of Health will supply the female condom free of charge to South African women....

11/30/2001 - Catholics for a Free Choice Launches Condoms4Life Campaign
In conjunction with World AIDS Day 2001, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) launched a new public education campaign, Condoms4Life, to urge Catholic bishops to end their ban on the use of condoms....

8/30/2001 - Anti-Abortion Klink Nomination Could be Defeated
President George W....

5/25/2001 - Bush Undermines Powell in Refugee Bureau Nomination
In a move that does not resemble compassionate conservative politics, President George W....

11/27/2000 - National Young Women's Day of Action a Success!
Congratulations to all the Leadership Alliances that participated in this years National Young Womens Day of Action (NYWDA), a nationwide grassroots campaign organized for and by young women to activate a reproductive rights agenda that places reproductive and sexual freedom in the context of larger goals of racial justice, economic justice, LGBT rights, freedom from violence and quality education....

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 - Indonesian Men Reluctant to Take Part in Family Planning
Less than six percent of Indonesia's contraceptive users are men, leaving nearly all Indonesian women with full responsibilities for preventing pregnancy....

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....