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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....

2/2/2005 - Vatican Official Says Condoms OK to Fight AIDS in Africa
A senior Vatican official from Switzerland has stated that condoms could be used to fight AIDS in the poorest parts of Africa and Asia....

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....

12/1/2004 - 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....

11/11/2004 - UN Urges for Integration of HIV Prevention and Reproductive Health Services
A new report urges for the integration of reproductive health services with HIV prevention strategies to better address the global threat of HIV to women....

10/20/2004 - US Mission to UN Panel on Maternal Health Includes Anti-Family Planning Advocates
The United States' Permanent Mission to the United Nations stacked a panel discussion on strategies to combat maternal mortality with anti-womens rights and anti-family planning advocates....

9/16/2004 - UN Presses for More Family Planning Aid to Stem Population Explosion
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released a report yesterday stating that the poorest countries populations will triple by 2050 and that there will be a population explosion unless donor countries provide more funds to family planning and reproductive health programs....

9/8/2004 - Leading NGOs Criticize Bush's Harmful International Women's Health Policies
At a recent conference in London, leading reproductive health and family planning organizations sharply criticized the Bush administration's current policies for contributing to the AIDS epidemic, thousands of unwanted pregnancies, and the deaths of women during childbirth and from unsafe abortion....

7/29/2004 - Experts Urge for More Protection for Women Against AIDS
Several leading AIDS experts have called for an urgent increase in work on HIV killing gels that will help protect women from contracting the virus, especially in relationships where they cannot count on their partners to wear condoms....

7/27/2004 - Poverty, Patriarchy and the Spread of AIDS in Lesotho
Poverty and ingrained notions of women's lower status have lead to explosive rate of AIDS infection among women in Lesotho, a small nation in sub-Saharan Africa....

7/9/2004 - Global Health Crisis for Women: Spread of HIV at Alarming Rate
The United Nations has issued a report warning that there is a global health crisis among women as a result of the significant rise of HIV/AIDS infections....

7/1/2004 - US Abstinence-Only Funding Policy Ineffective in Latin America and Caribbean
The US government's abstinence-only funding policy is responsible for a "sweeping, comprehensive attack on sexual rights" in Latin America and the Caribbean, new reports revealed this week....

6/29/2004 - Young Married Women Are Fast-Growing AIDS Demographic
HIV/AIDS infection rates are increasing at an alarming rate for young women in Asia, the United Nations announced this past Thursday....

5/4/2004 - Abused Women More At Risk for HIV
A recent South African study reveals that women who are abused or dominated by their partners are 48 percent more likely to be infected with HIV....

4/20/2004 - Leading Womens Groups Grade Bush Administration
One week before the March for Women's Lives, leading women's groups released a scorecard grading the Bush Administration on issues affecting women around the world, finding the Bush Administration long on rhetoric but falling far short on reality....

2/24/2004 - Bush Releases Global AIDS Plan
The Bush Administration released its five-year global AIDS strategy yesterday....

1/22/2004 - Church Convinces Brazil to End Plan to Mail Free Contraception
Rio de Janeiro's municipal government's decision to start distributing free birth control pills and condoms through the mail to low-income women, men, and minors was dropped due to pressure from the Roman Catholic Church....

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....

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....

8/27/2003 - HPV Language In AIDS Bill Could Discourage Condom Use
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) issued a report earlier this month accusing the Bush Administration of distorting data on the link between condoms and HPV to try to promote its abstinence-only agenda and to discourage condom use....

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....