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august 2014

Online survey: Adolescent health and well-being, 5 September deadline
Date: 27 August 2014
Source: Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

Decline in late HIV care enrolment but most people still need immediate treatment, Africa
Date: 26 August 2014
Source: AIDSMap News

Rise in HIV amongst youth, Thailand
Date: 24 August 2014
Source: Voice of America

Maternal mortality increases, child mortality decreases, Philippines
Date: 22 August 2014
Source: Inquirer

LGBTI Youth Post-2015 Statement
Date: 20 August 2014
Source: AWID

Call for global support, 20 August - abortion case suicide attempt, Ireland
Date: 19 August 2014
Source: Doctors for Choice Ireland

Publication: Sexuality and politics, voices from the South
Date: 15 August 2014
Source: Sexuality Policy Watch

Why child marriage persists, Nepal
Date: 15 August 2014
Source: IRIN News

Contraception - the weakest link in HIV prevention in Africa
Date: 14 August 2014
Source: Inter Press Service News Agency

Right to dignity - transgender people and health care
Date: 14 August 2014
Source: IRIN News

LGBTI rights - still not there
Date: 14 August 2014
Source: IRIN News

LGBTI people in emergencies
Date: 14 August 2014
Source: IRIN News

Film: Hate unleashed - homophobia in Cameroon
Date: 14 August 2014
Source: IRIN News 

Highlights of AIDS 2014 Conference
Date: 14 August 2014
Source: StopAIDS Now


Post-2015 brief on child, early and forced marriage
Date: 13 August 2014
Source: Youth Coalition for Sexual & Reproductive Rights

Handbook for religious and cultural leaders to combat FGM
Date: 13 August 2014
Source: AWID

Stigma and hostility block emergency contraception access, South Africa
Date: 12 August 2014
Source: Mail & Guardian

Draft marriage law threatens LGBT rights, Nepal
Date: 11 August 2014
Source: South China Morning Post

20 years of anti-abortion law, Poland
Date: 11 August 2014
Source: ASTRA

Abortion law shows positive gains in women's health, Ethiopia
Date: 8 August 2014
Source: IRIN News

Patriarchy allows child marriage and FGM to flourish - blog
Date: 8 August 2014
Source: AWID

Intimate partner violence reduces HIV and violence against women, Uganda
Date: 7 August 2014
Source: AIDSmap News

Sex education should start as early as 10 years old
Date: 5 August 2014
Source: ThinkProgress

Call for rethink of surrogacy rules after Australian couple leave child in Thailand
Date: 4 August 2014
Source: Guardian

FXB Health and Human Rights: intern position
Date: 4 August 2014
Source: FXB Centre for Health and Human Rights, University of Harvard

Majority of Poles oppose 'conscience clause'
Date: 3 August 2014
Source: Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning

Uganda's anti-gay law thrown out by Constitutional Court
Date: 1 August 2014
Source: New York Times

Specialist FGM clinic opens in Dublin, Ireland
Date: 1 August 2014
Source: Irish Family Planning Association

New Chilean President raising sexual and reproductive and gender agenda
Date: 1 August 2014
Source: AWID


july 2014

Little hope of justice for war rape survivors, Nepal
Date: 31 July 2014
Source: IRIN News

'Gay conversion therapy' taken to court, China
Date: 29 July 2014
Source: Pink News

Heightened HIV risk for people with disabilities
Date: 29 July 2014
Source: IRIN

Post-doctoral research opportunity, International Agency for Cancer Research
Date: 28 July 2014
Source: IACR


CEDAW calls on Peru to expand legal abortion access
Date: 25 July 2014
Source: Center for Reproductive Rights

Florida hospital will force woman to have caesarean
Date: 24 July 2014
Source: National Advocates for Pregnant Women

Growth in HIV treatment outpaces forecast
24 July 2014
Source: Aidsmap

HIV treatment is not leading to risky sex
Date: 24 July 2014
Aidsmap

Growing evidence of HIV risk with injectable contraceptive use
Date: 24 July 2014
Source: Aidsmap

Unpaid care report highlights burden of care on women
Date: 23 July 2014
Source: Gender & Development Network

Video: Cyber safety and gender campaign - Staying Safe Online
Date: 23 July 2014
Source: Cyberethics, Cyprus

Anal lesions often resolve without treatment in gay men
Date: 23 July 2014
Source: Aidsmap

Criminalisation of sex between men harms public health
Date: 23 July 2014
Source: Aidsmap

Adolescent HIV deaths rising, especially amongst boys
Date: 22 July 2014
Source: Aidsmap

Cash transfers plus care halve adolescent HIV deaths, South Africa
Date: 22 July 2014
Source: Aidsmap

Resisting and challenging religious fundamentalism, sexual rights
Date: 21 July 2014
Source: AWID

Economic downturn linked to rising HIV amongst people who inject drugs, Europe
Date: 21 July 2014
Source: Aidsmap

New Our Bodies, Ourselves website
Date: 18 July 2014
Source: Our Bodies Ourselves

Publication: Women, sexuality, culture - Women Living Under Muslim Law
Date: 17 July 2014
Source: Women Living Under Muslim Law

Child marriage soars amongst Syrian refugees, Jordan
Date: 16 July 2014
Source: Child Rights Information Network

First adolescent reproductive health clinic opens, Indonesia
Date: 15 July 2014
Source: Jakarta Post

Fistula survivors helped by mobile banking scheme, Tanzania
Date: 15 July 2014
Source: UNFPA

US Department of Justice calls on states to eliminate or reform archaic HIV criminalization laws
Date: 15 July 2014
Source: The Centre for HIV Law and Policy

Smart phone app to help prosecute conflict rape, DRC
Date: 14 July 2014
Source: AWID

Adolescent abortions on rise, Vietnam
Date: 11 July 2014
Source: Thanhnien News

Women with HIV fighting stigma and gender barriers, Middle East and North Africa
Date: 11 July 2014
Source: AWID

HIV remerges in cured 'Mississippi baby'
Date: 10 July 2014
Source: BBC

New infographics on global contraceptive usage
Date: 10 July 2014
Source: Guttmacher Institute

Hospital head fired over denied abortion, Poland
Date: 9 July 2014
Source: Daily Mail

Polish doctors to deny abortion, contraception, fertility treatment for religious reasons
Date: 9 July 2014
Source: Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning

Protocol for therapeutic abortion introduced, Peru
Date: 7 July 2014
Source: AWID

Iranian LGBTI groups launch report on forced sex change, Iran
Date: 3 July 2014
Source: AWID

Call for submissions: Good practices in elimination of discrimination in family and cultural life
Date: 3 July 2014
Source: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

New consolidated WHO guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations
Date: 14 July 2014
Source: Aidsmap News

High rates of drug resistance amongst HIV-positive infants, South Africa
Date: 14 July 2014
Source: Aidsmap News

Exploration of human rights commitments and sexual health, ICPD conference report, Norway, July 2013
Date: 27 June 2014
Source: UN Sexual Rights Initiative

High Court ruling upholding closure of LGBT workshop violates rights, Uganda
Date: 11 July 2104
Source: Human Rights Watch

Improving maternal health through text and voice messages, Bangladesh
Date: 1 July 2014
Source: IRIN

No woman, adolescent or child left behind: our Johannesburg pledge
Date: 14 July 2014
Source: Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Polish doctors to deny legal abortion, contraception and IVF on religious grounds
Date: 9 July 2014
Source: AWID

Barriers to HIV treatment greatest for pregnant women, South Africa
Date: 8 July 2014
Source: Science Speaks Blog

Report on lesbian and trans violence in Asia
Date: 7 July 2014
Source: AWID

LGBT rights, Vietnam
Date: 1 July 2014
Source: Institute of Development Studies

june 2014

Women and girls at risk as conflict escalates, Iraq
Date: 30 June 2014
Source: UNFPA

Release of woman condemned to death, Sudan
Date: 25 June 2014
Source: Amnesty International

Kyrgyzstan parliamentary committee passes bill to ban LGBT 'propaganda'
Date: 25 June 2014
Source: Pink News

Inadequate funding and anti-gay laws could hamper HIV prevention, Uganda
Date: 25 June 2014
Source: Irin News

Mongolia's government plans new hate crimes law in response to attacks on homosexuals and foreigners
Date: 22 June 2014
Source: Al Jazeera

Early HIV treatment leads to sustained viral suppression in babies with HIV
Date: 19 June 2014
Source: Aidsmap News

HIV criminal conviction set aside, US
Date: 13 June 2014
Source: Lambda Legal

Call for the Gates Foundation to stop ignoring abortion
Date: 5 June 2014
Source: The Daily Beast

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