30 de Agosto de 2011

“Nobody Remembers Us”

Failure to Protect Women’s and Girls’ Right to Health and Security in Post-Earthquake Haiti

13 de Mayo de 2009

As a researcher on the rape kit backlog in the US, I have interviewed many survivors of rape. Still, this experience did not prepare me for the story I heard in January from a disabled woman in North Dakota who was brutally raped by an acquaintance.

Moving from guesstimates to information about maternal mortality
24 de Marzo de 2009
Moving from guesstimates to information about maternal mortality

When 20-year-old Ranibai, from a poor family in Uttarakhand, began hemorrhaging during pregnancy, the path to treatment was not easy. Her family carried her on a charpai down hilly terrains to a health facility, but she bled to death before they got there. No health worker was nearby.

27 de Febrero de 2009

Ads screaming "Girl or Boy?" are banned in India. Major internet search engines Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft have been put on notice to ensure that they do not provide advertising platforms for sex-determining technology. Yet, efforts by prospective parents to ensure that their baby is a boy -- the so called "son-preference" -- remain a serious problem in India.

Staatliche Hindernisse und Fehlinformationen behindern Zugang
10 de Julio de 2008
Staatliche Hindernisse und Fehlinformationen behindern Zugang

(Lima) - Die Weigerung der peruanischen Regierung, das Verfahren für den legalen Schwangerschaftsabbruch zu reformieren und Richtlinien dafür zu billigen, gefährdet das Leben und die Gesundheit von Frauen und Mädchen. Bei Risikoschwangerschaften sind sie häufig gezwungen, die Gesundheit gefährdende Lösungen anzuwenden, so Human Rights Watch in einem heute veröffentlichten Bericht.

COLUMNAS DE OPINIÓN: Un análisis de las noticias sobre derechos humanos.
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Dispatches: Abortion and the ‘Conscience Clause’ in Poland
22 de Octubre de 2014

Poland is one of a select few countries in Europe where access to abortion remains extremely limited: it’s a crime to terminate a pregnancy except in cases of risk to the mother’s life or health, severe fetal abnormality, or rape.

COLUMNAS DE OPINIÓN: Un análisis de las noticias sobre derechos humanos.
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Dispatches: Another Step Back for Uganda’s HIV Fight
9 de Septiembre de 2014

Back in the 1990s, Uganda was seen as a success story in the fight against the AIDS epidemic. HIV infection rates were falling. The country had developed strong, community based programs that provided support to those who became ill. They fought stigma and emphasized pragmatic – not ideological – approaches to preventing HIV infection.

COLUMNAS DE OPINIÓN: Un análisis de las noticias sobre derechos humanos.
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Dispatches: Decriminalization Key To AIDS Fight
21 de Julio de 2014

Despite the shadow cast over the 20th International AIDS Conference by the Malaysia Airlines tragedy that claimed the lives of six delegates among its 298 victims, people gathering this week in Melbourne have reason to be optimistic about the struggle against the disease.

COLUMNAS DE OPINIÓN: Un análisis de las noticias sobre derechos humanos.
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人権ウォッチ:エイズとの闘いのカギは「合法化」
21 de Julio de 2014

マレーシア航空墜落事件で第20回国際エイズ会議には暗雲が漂いました。事件による298人の犠牲者のうち、6人が会議の関係者だったといいます。しかし、この悲劇にもかかわらず、今週メルボルンに集う人びとには、前向きな気持ちになれる理由があります。世界保健機関(WHO)が、この疫病の勢いが減じていると発表したからです。HIVの新規感染者数は減少傾向にあり、エイズの死者数も2009年以来25%減っています。その上、(HIV感染者のほぼ半数にあたる)1,500万人に抗レトロウイルス治療を2015年までに提供するという目標も、限りなく実現可能とされているのです。