Peruvian Congress Signs Onto LUNDU's Campaign Against Racism

This summer, we blogged about our Peruvian partner LUNDÚ, who have been working on a campaign to protest racist portrayals on a Peruvian television network. Their activism has included a public demonstration and a petition with over 5000 signatures, demanding that the characters “Negro Mama” and “Paisana Jacinta” be removed and the network publicly apologize…

Condoms and HIV Prevention

This week, comments by Pope Benedict XVI and the Vatican have captured the world’s attention and brought a much-needed spotlight to condom use and HIV prevention. In comments released Saturday, Pope Benedict seemed to indicate that the use of condoms may be morally acceptable in some cases…

The International Women's Health Coalition Lauds The Appointment of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin as Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2010 CONTACT: Kelly Castagnaro, 212.801.1266/646.707.1004 (cell), [email protected] Lori Adelman, 212.979.8500, [email protected] The International Women’s Health Coalition Lauds The Appointment Of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin As Executive Director Of The United Nations Population Fund A respected…

Johnny and Jaqui's Story

IWHC partner PROMSEX released a story today about a tragic—and preventable—maternal death due to unsafe abortion complications. An excerpt can be found below in both English and Spanish. His name is Johnny, and he is someone who confirms for me that gender equality is possible and that love exists. A year ago Johnny…

New Report Details Rights Violations of LGBT Community in Cameroun

“Lesbian, gays, and bisexuals in Cameroon are considered lower than dogs…They face great injustice because of homophobia.” – Sébastien Mandeng, vice-president of the Association for the Defense of Homosexuality (ADEFHO), an IWHC partner On Thursday, The International Gay and…

World Cup Did Not Fuel Sex Work; Misguided Furor Led to Ineffective HIV Prevention Efforts

This summer, the world’s attention was captivated by the World Cup match in South Africa, and here on Akimbo, things were no different. In fact, we covered the events in some detail. During our Goals for Women’s Health series, we provided facts about women’s health and rights for each of the countries in the…

Top UN Official: One Third of Women Face Violence at Home

More than a third of all women in the world will be forced into sex, beaten or abused by a partner or family member in their lifetime. The alarming prevalence of intimate partner/domestic violence was brought to the world’s attention after a top UN official highlighted it during a press conference held at the UN…

MDG Film Fest: Global Partnership – Babel

Millennium Development Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development MDG 8 has at its core a spirit of global unity and shared responsibility to ensure a high quality of life for each of the world’s citizens. It aims to increase aid to…

MDG Film Fest: Universal Education – Precious

Millennium Development Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education In general, progress against the second MDG,which seeks to ensure that all children will be able to access and complete a full course of primary schooling, has been promising; more than half of the countries analyzed had…

Apply to Free Training on Population & the Environment in Washington D.C.

Back in June, we co-hosted a free, weekend-long training in San Francisco with the Sierra Club Global Population and Environment Program, which I blogged about extensively here.  At the end of this month, we’re doing it again – but this time in…