Think Before You Snip: A Critical Look at HIV & Adult Male Circumcision

I recently read Zimbabwe: Male Circumcision Combats Spread of HIV, which quotes James McGee, the U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, as saying “Unlike other…

Support Activists in Honduras: Thank President Zelaya for Keeping EC Legal in Honduras

This week women’s health and rights activists are celebrating President Manual Zelaya Rosales’ decision to veto a bill that would have outlawed emergency contraception in Honduras. The bill, which the national Congress of Honduras passed last month, would have made it illegal to sell, purchase, distribute, or use emergency contraception.  As soon as Congress passed…

How the Global HIV Response Fails Women and Children

Earlier this week the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition released, “Failing Women, Failing Children: HIV, Vertical Transmission, and Women’s Health,” a scathing report that criticizes the global AIDS response for…

(Video) Partner Highlight: Manuela Ramos Teaching Young People to Lead

** Al final de esta pagina puede leerlo en español. At a recent meeting, the XI Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Meeting in Mexico City, IWHC staff caught up with Milagros de Rama from Manuela Ramos. IWHC staff Lucina Di Meco and Marisa Viana-Aitchison taped Milagros talking about her work with young people in…

Dr. Grace Kodindo Awarded Millennium Development Goal Torch

Grace Kodindo, speaking at the Reproductive Health in Emergencies Conference 2008 in Kampala, Uganda. Photo by Sue O'Connor/RAISE Initiative Yesterday, Dr. Grace Kodindo, a guestblogger on Akimbo (see Facing Maternal Mortality During Conflict & Emergencies,) was awarded the prestigious Millennium Development Goal Torch by Danish Government in recognition of her efforts to secure comprehensive…

Take Action Today to Support Dominican Women's Rights

Women in the Dominican Republic face a dire threat of losing their rights to contraception, assisted reproduction services, and safe abortion care. Please take two actions today to support Dominican women as they fight to retain access to the sexual and reproductive health care they need and want: (1)   …

Troubling but Not Rare: Eight year-old Denied Divorce

April 30, 2009, NEWS UPDATE: Saudi Girl Divorces 50-year-old Husband Blog originally published on April 16, 2009 Earlier this week, a judge in Saudi Arabia refused for the second time to annul…

Economy Affects Choices about Pregnancy

As the media has picked up on lately, the faltering economy affects everything from new home purchases to our most intimate decisions about having children. In this recession, many women are making difficult choices to postpone pregnancy because they simply can’t afford another child.

Show Us the Money for Women's Health and Lives

Yesterday, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released new dollar figures on what the world should be spending to provide widespread access to contraception; for HIV/AIDS prevention, counseling and testing, care, and treatment; and to stop women from dying unnecessarily during childbirth and pregnancy. In short, the world needs to…