AIDS-related deaths have dropped by 30% since the peak in 2005.
Several experts have warned that the release of Taliban prisoners could lead to further insecurity and violence.
If progress continues at this rate, the DRC may reach the Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75 percent by 2015.
In an unprecedented victory for the worldwide suffrage movement, the women of New Zealand won full voting rights today!
Five men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a senior female police officer in Afghanistan.
"I urge an extra effort by the President and his Government to ensure that the human rights gains of the past 12 years are not sacrificed to political expediency during the last few months before the election."
A new campaign in Afghanistan urges women to vote - specifically, for candidates that support their rights and equality.
"The United States applauds the progress Afghan women and girls have made over the past 10 years. We will continue to stand with and work closely with Afghan women."
Afghan Lieutenant Negar, the most senior female police officer in Afghanistan, died early Monday morning, one day after being shot by unidentified gunmen.