Daily Snippets from Beijing & APCRSHR

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…

U.S. Ban on HIV-Positive Travelers Eliminated

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…

U.S. Take Heed: The Global Health Community Has Reached Consensus on U.S. Aid Strategy

When it comes to issues of global health, it seems as if there are almost as many opinions, strategies, viewpoints, and approaches to finding solutions to the world’s challenges as there are people in this world. Luckily, a brand new report (links to PDF), unveiled at an…

We Commit. We Recommend. We Deserve: Youth victorious at APCRSHR

Jayne Chu, my dear colleague, was in Beijing last week to support the work of youth activists and was sending us beautiful daily emails, which I used to write this post. In our first post about the 5th Asia Pacific…

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

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 you're in the area, you should definitely check it out! But, thanks to the power of the internet, even if you are hundreds or thousands of miles away from Hartford, you will still be able to tune in to the live webcast.

This is the URL you will need to connect to the webcast:

http://live.upstreamnetworks.com/24737-57895

More detailed instructions can be found after the jump.

And, in case you missed it, be sure to listen to Adrienne Germain discuss the state of women’s health around the world – and how the international community can get involved in protecting the health of all women – on Connecticut Public Radio as a prelude to her event tonight. Click here to listen to the episode.

Call Your Senator Today and Support Comprehensive Sexuality Education

We here at IWHC are big fans of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), so we’re all poised with our dialing fingers at the ready for National Comprehensive Sexuality Education Call-in Day, which is today, Wednesday, October 28th. Call or email your Senators to tell them not to reinstate abstinence-only funding. There has been a…

Decriminalizing Homosexual Sex in India: An Inspiring Movement

On October 22, my colleague Chelsea Ricker and I went to a very inspiring panel organized by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ), “Litigating Human Rights Series: The Task and Implications of Decriminalizing Homosexual Sex in India.” The recent decision…

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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

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…

Fighting to make their voices heard: Young people travel to APCRHSHR

The 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR) takes place this week in Beijing, China. Youth activists between the ages of 16-24 are traveling from countries as far and wide as Bangladesh, India, Indonesia,…