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8/7/2014 - US-Africa Leaders Summit Closes With Funding Commitments and Focus on Women
After three days of unprecedented meetings between the US and leaders from nearly 50 African countries, the US Africa Leaders Summit ended Wednesday....

5/8/2014 - Fast Food Workers Will Hold The Largest-Ever Worldwide Day of Action Next Week
Fast food workers are planning the largest one-day action so far on May 15....

11/15/2013 - Report Shows Growing Global Commitment to Family Planning
A report released Wednesday by Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), "a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children they want to have," details successes and progress made in international commitments to improving family planning since the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning....

7/15/2013 - UN Women Appoints South African Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as Executive Director
Last week, the UN Women, the UN body charged with advancing gender equality, announced that Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa would take the position of Executive Director. The announcement came on Wednesday from the office of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon....

2/11/2013 - Outrage over Gang Rape Spreads in South Africa
Earlier this month, a seventeen year-old woman was brutally gang-raped in Bredasdorp, South Africa....

2/7/2012 - Anti-Gay Bill Reintroduced in Uganda
David Bahati, a member of the Ugandan Parliament and one of the leaders of the Family or Fellowship of C Street fame (see Jeff Sharlet's latest book on C Street), reintroduced an anti-gay bill today....

1/30/2012 - UN Secretary General Promotes Women's Rights, Gay Rights
In a speech to the African Union Summit in Ethiopia, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for the end to discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation....

12/1/2011 - World AIDS Day
UNAIDS released a report in honor of World AIDS Day today documenting the advances in the political, scientific, and medical responses to AIDS made in 2011 and calling for a renewed effort to stop the spread of the disease....

11/30/2011 - Nigerian Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing Gay Marriage
Yesterday the Nigerian Senate passed a bill to prohibit same-sex marriage, as well as gay advocacy groups and public displays of same-sex affection....

10/5/2011 - HIV Rate Doubled in Users of Injectable Contraception
According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington, published in the Lancet Infections Diseases, women who used contraceptive injections were twice as likely to contract and spread HIV....

9/2/2011 - Study Shows Contraception Key in World of Seven Billion
A new Guttmacher study, entitled "The World at Seven Billion: Global Milestone a Reflection of Individual Needs," found that empowering women and couples is imperative to addressing the economic, developmental, environmental, and social challenges that will be present when the world's population reaches seven billion....

3/8/2011 - Increase in Women in Parliament, Glass Ceiling Remains
A survey by Independent on Sunday revealed that women are winning a growing number of seats in parliaments throughout the world, although they still hold far fewer legislative and key cabinet positions than men....

10/29/2010 - Uganda Anti-Gay Bill to Become Law
David Bahati, a member of the Ugandan Parliament and one of the principle leaders of the Family or Fellowship of C Street fame (see Jeff Sharlet's latest book on C Street), stated yesterday that a bill, which would impose life sentences or the death penalty for gay people, will become law in the near future....

10/22/2010 - Uganda Newspaper Publishes List Outing Gay Individuals
Earlier this month, a Ugandan newspaper published a list of homosexuals along with their names and addresses and a yellow banner on the side reading, "hang them." The newspaper, named Rolling Stone, which is not connected to the same-name American magazine, stated that a deadly disease has been attacking homosexuals and that they are raiding schools and recruiting children, according to AOL News....

8/11/2010 - Argentina's Reproductive Policies Failing Women
Human Rights Watch released a report yesterday indicating that Argentina is failing to provide adequate reproductive health care for women....

7/27/2010 - Russia Elects First Black Politician
Jean Gregoire Sagbo, a 48-year-old from West Africa, became the first black to be elected to office in Russia last month....

7/20/2010 - Vaginal Gel May Defend Against HIV and Herpes
A new vaginal gel has been developed that appears to help reduce a woman's risk of acquiring HIV or herpes....

7/15/2010 - Argentina Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
Early this morning the Argentine Senate passed a law giving homosexual couples the right to legally wed and adopt children....

7/8/2010 - Runner Caster Semenya Returns to Competition
South African runner Caster Semenya,is allowed to return to professional competition after nearly a year of being subjected to gender testing by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF)....

6/2/2010 - Imprisoned Malawian Gay Couple Pardoned, Released
A Malawian couple who had been sentenced to 14 years of hard labor for being gay was released Saturday after a presidential pardon....

5/21/2010 - US State Department Appalled By Sentencing of Gay Malawian Couple
The US State Department released a statement yesterday condemning the sentencing of a gay Malawian couple to 14 years of hard labor....

5/19/2010 - Gay Malawian Couple Face 14 Year Sentences
A court in Malawi found a gay couple guilty of "unnatural acts" and "gross indecency" yesterday and will sentence the couple tomorrow....

12/1/2009 - Push For Access as an Human Right on 21st World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day was globally commemorated today with more than awareness events and free HIV testing sites....

11/25/2009 - UN Pledges Millions to Fight Violence Against Women
The United Nations announced Tuesday $10.5 million in new grants to bolster international efforts to end violence against women....

10/30/2009 - Militants in Somalia Targeting Women Without Veils or Socks
Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia are allegedly rounding up and beating women who are not wearing veils or socks....