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Criminalization: A Poor Substitution for Prevention

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In 2004, parliamentarians from 12 countries in West and Central Africa created legislation that criminalized HIV transmission in an attempt to reduce HIV infection rates.  Since that time, such legislation has been adopted as national law in 15 African countries, and 34 states in the U.S. have prosecuted  HIV positive individuals for not disclosing their […]

Three Action Steps to Counteract the GOP Attack on Women's Health

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Yesterday, we detailed the programs and organizations that stand to be negatively affected by the latest GOP Assault on women’s health. As Ellen Marshall wrote yesterday, despite the efforts of you and thousands of others, the GOP majority in Congress finalized action early Saturday morning on a funding bill that maintained the cuts and imposed new, harmful policies. […]

Take Action TODAY Against the GOP Assault on Women's Health

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The GOP majority in Congress has launched an assault on women’s health and rights. Their latest budget proposal would make unprecedented funding cuts to some of the most important women’s health programs and services. IWHC is deeply concerned about the potential negative effects on women’s health programming both here in the U.S. and abroad. Included among […]

Improving the Impact of Foreign Assistance of the Health and Rights of Women and Girls

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Reforming foreign assistance to make aid more effective without being more costly is a key way that the United States can make its foreign policy better.  IWHC stands firm in the belief that smart and effective investment of U.S. resources is essential to alleviating poverty, promoting security and building more stable nations – central tenets of […]