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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....

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....

6/24/2002 - Bush Offers Limited Options for Global HIV Prevention
In a Rose Garden ceremony last week, President Bush unveiled his International Mother and Child HIV Prevention Initiative, earmarking $500 million over the next five years to 12 African countries and a few Caribbean countries for reducing transmission of the HIV virus from mother to child....

5/31/2002 - As Many As 27 Million Worldwide Forced into Slavery
A Britain-based nongovernmental organization, Anti-Slavery International, released a report Monday showing that the number of people forced into slavery has risen to an estimated 27 million....

5/24/2002 - Violence Against Women Leads to Major Health Problems Globally
Preliminary data collected by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that women worldwide suffer from severe health problems resulting from pervasive violence against women....

5/8/2002 - Teens in Zimbabwe In Need of Reproductive Health Services
Zimbabwe has the third highest rate of prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world, and people aged 15-24 are at extreme risk....

1/9/2002 - Vatican Directs Priests Accused of Pedophilia to Stand Trial in Secret Church Courts
Scandalized by public outcry over widespread pedophilia and sexual abuse committed by Catholic clergy, Pope John Paul II issued a directive ordering the Vaticans Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith to set up guidelines for handling the problem....

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....

12/14/2001 - Male-Dominated Cultures May Put Women More At Risk for HIV/AIDS in Africa
Women participating in the 12th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Africa declared that cultural attitudes assuming male domination over women and a lack of womens rights contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS among African women....

12/7/2001 - Afghan Womens Summit Announces Reconstruction Recommendations
The Afghan Womens Summit for Democracy concluded in Brussels by issuing a proclamation announcing its demands and recommendations for the successful reconstruction of Afghan society....

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....

11/27/2001 - Pope Apologizes for Sexual Abuse of Nuns
Pope John Paul last week apologized to those who were victims of sexual abuse and rape committed by clergy members, including priests....

11/5/2001 - Afghan Refugee Women Face Danger in Camps
Even after escaping the Taliban and fleeing to refugee camps in Pakistan, Afghan women are not free from danger, according to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) representative Dr....

6/22/2001 - UN Special Session Webcast Live
From June 25th to the 27th the United Nations Special Session on HIV/AIDSwhich aims to intensify global mobilization to the AIDS epidemicwill be webcast live at no cost by kaisernetwork.org and transcripts will be available a few days after the session concludes....

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

3/27/2001 - Special Series: Priests, Rape, and AIDS Part IV
Exploited Nuns Go Unheard A young Islamic woman converts to Christianity, alienating her family and effectively banishing herself from the community she has grown up in....

10/10/2000 - South African Teachers Responsible For 1/3 Of Schoolgirl Rapes
The Medical Research Council of South Africa, the country's foremost medial body, released a study that finds teachers responsible for 33% of all rapes of schoolgirls....

8/23/2000 - South African Women At Highest Risk For HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS, the leading cause of death in Africa, disproportionately affects African women....

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....

7/13/2000 - 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....

7/6/2000 - 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....