Goals for Women's Health: June 29th Matches

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Let me just say I’m thankful that the World Cup referees aren’t in charge of our sexual rights and health! (Seriously, could they mess up any more? Oof!) That said, here’s a look at who’s playing today: Paraguay vs. Japan IWHC partner CLADEM and other organizations have teamed up with Paraguay’s justice system to encourage […]

Goals for Women's Health: June 28th Matches

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Bad news: U.S.A, England, Korea Republic and Mexico are all out of the race. Good news: There’s still SO much more World Cup nail-biting to come, and as long as that keeps up, we’ll continue giving you the facts on women’s health around the world! Today’s matches are: Netherlands vs. Slovakia Not only is emergency […]

Goals for Women's Health: June 27th Matches

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Root for your team and help score a goal for women’s health by telling your friends these facts at half-time! Today’s matches are: Germany vs. England Last year, German courts ruled that sexuality education in schools is mandatory, asserting that knowledge of your body and rights does not go against religious freedom. As of this […]

Goals for Women's Health: June 26th Matches

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Game On! Today’s matches, the first in round two, are sure to be intense—but what we want to know is this: who’s winning when it comes to women’s health and rights? Here’s some info to ponder as you cheer for your team: Uruguay vs. Korea Republic Thanks to the tireless work of IWHC partner organization […]

The Big Kick-Off: World Cup and Women's Health

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know the second round of World Cup matches start this Saturday.  With the exception of a few notable injuries, the players are looking healthy—but what about the women in their home countries?  On Saturday, Akimbo will begin posting facts about women’s health and rights for each […]

Women’s Empowerment and A Healthy Planet

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What do environmental justice advocates and sexual and reproductive rights and health (SRRH) advocates have in common? A lot, I can say with confidence after facilitating a recent training on population and the environment co-hosted by IWHC and the Sierra Club. More than forty advocates and interested citizens came together in San Francisco last weekend […]

HIV Discrimination in Malaysia

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Today, I was horrified to hear reports of one Malaysian state officials comments on people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA). Several media sources are reporting that when Kelantan state Women and Family Development and Health Committee chairman Wan Ubaidah Omar was asked how to combat mother to child transmission of HIV, she responded by suggesting that […]