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Daily Snippets from Beijing & APCRSHR

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The International Women’s Health Coalition’s Jayne Chu just returned from a trip to Beijing, China, where she worked with youth at the 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR). Here are some of her notes from the daily goings-on at the conference. Friday, 10/16 I just arrived in Beijing. It […]

U.S. Ban on HIV-Positive Travelers Eliminated

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This morning President Obama announced the end of travel restrictions that have long prevented HIV-positive foreign nationals from entering the United States. Until today, the United States was one of 12 countries that banned HIV positive people from entering the country for any reason or length of time. The travel ban has frequently prevented HIV-positive […]

Tonight: IWHC President Adrienne Germain to Speak on the Status of Women's Health Globally at the World Affairs Council of Connecticut

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Today, Wednesday October 28, IWHC President Adrienne Germain will be speaking as part of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut lecture series “Making Women’s Rights and Health Central to Global Development”. Her  speech will center on the status of women’s health globally, and will take place in Connecticut at Saint Joseph College from 6-7:30. If […]

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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A lot (well, okay, probably most) of the United Nations documents and declarations are pretty challenging to understand. They’re big, they’re unwieldy, they use a lot of jargon and wacky acronyms. But they are also extremely important to furthering the cause of the health and rights of people around the world. In an effort to […]

National Right to Life Committee Threatens Lawmakers

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The Global Gag Rule has been used as a political football since it was initially instated by Ronald Reagan in 1984, with women in the developing world bearing the brunt of this harmful policy that was also active under the Bush Sr. and Bush Jr Administrations. Though the Global Gag Rule Executive Order was rescinded […]