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Forced Sterilisation and Other Rights Violations of HIV Positive Women Must End, Urges Graça Machel

Forced Sterilisation and Other Rights Violations of HIV Positive Women Must End, Urges Graça Machel

Graça Machel has called for an end to impunity for violations of the rights of women living with HIV, such as forced sterilisation. The former first lady of Mozambique and South Africa was chairing a debate at the International AIDS Conference in Durban last week. She said the international community must develop a new sense […]

Aids Conference Addresses HIV Rates Among Youth, Women

Aids Conference Addresses HIV Rates Among Youth, Women

Three breakthrough studies are to be presented by the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) in Durban on Monday, which aim to explain why rates of HIV infection are so high among women in South Africa and on the broader continent. The research, says CAPRISA, has the potential to guide […]

African First Ladies Root for Girls’ Right to Education

African First Ladies Root for Girls’ Right to Education

African First Ladies, through the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA), have called on continental states to build stronger mechanisms to promote girls’ education and rights. The call was made on Saturday night, during a dinner held under a partnership between OAFLA, Plan International and the Malala Fund -during a sideline event of […]

What do aid donors really accomplish? A story of HIV trainings in Ghana

What do aid donors really accomplish? A story of HIV trainings in Ghana

How many people – health workers, citizens, and government staff – have been trained in HIV prevention and treatment in Ghana in the past 10 years? Although this may seem like a simple question, arriving at an accurate number is a monumental task. Even within a single donor organization, tracking and totaling outputs such as […]

Petina Gappah on Zimbabwe, Language, and “Afropolitans”

Petina Gappah on Zimbabwe, Language, and “Afropolitans”

Contemporary literature in English is rich in international voices. Writers arrive holding multiple passports and complicated backstories. They deal in more than one culture, salt their sentences with Shona or Spanish. They cross and recross borders, carrying their stories with them. You might think Petina Gappah is such an international writer. Born in Zimbabwe in […]

Option B+ to prevent maternal transmission of HIV shows rise in women initiating therapy

Option B+ to prevent maternal transmission of HIV shows rise in women initiating therapy

February 23, 2016 — The first findings from a study in the Kingdom of Swaziland on a new approach to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV were presented at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) in Boston. Led by ICAP at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and conducted […]

Cricket Team Of Maasai Warriors Goes To Bat For Women’s Rights

Cricket Team Of Maasai Warriors Goes To Bat For Women’s Rights

A group of young Maasai warriors in Kenya grew up hunting, but traded in their spears for something unexpected: cricket bats. Since they first learned cricket in 2007, the Maasai Cricket Warriors have become a semi-professional team and traveled all the way to London for a cricket championship. But their biggest challenge has not been on […]

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