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october 2014

Launch of 2014 State of World's Population Report, 18 November - Adolescents and youth
Date: 28 October 2014
Source: United Nations Population Fund

Call for proposals - end abortion stigma
Date: 23 October 2014
Source: International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion

Conscientious objection and reproductive rights - new toolkit on international human rights standards
Date: 23 October 2014
Source: Center for Reproductive Rights 

US abortion restrictions on foreign aid perpetuate torture
Date: 21 October 2014
Source: Global Justice Center 

Pregnant in shadow of Ebola, Liberia
Date: 20 October 2014
Source: UNFPA

Relevance of UN HRC resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity, Africa
Date: 17 October 2014
Source: AWID

Limited support for key populations undermines Uganda's HIV programme
Date: 16 October 2014
Source: IRIN News

HIV stigma starts young but can be corrected, Sub-Saharan Africa
Date: 15 October 2014
Source: AIDSMap News

Police break up abortion ring, Brazil
Date: 14 October 2014
Source: BBC

Fear causes media to self-censor on sexual minorities, Africa
Date: 14 October 2014
Source: Key Correspondents

Landmark compensation case for clergy sex abuse survivors, US
Date: 13 October 2014
Source: USA Today

Ebola reverses maternal and child health gains, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Date: 8 October 2014
Source: IRIN

HIV stigma increases despite treatment roll out, Uganda
Date: 8 October 2014
Source: AIDSMap News

Webinar on global view on abortion rights, 22 October
Date: 8 October 2014
Source: Center for Reproductive Rights

New guidance on intersex inclusion in workplace
Date: 8 October 2014
Source: Organisation Intersex International Australia

Nationwide coalition denounce enhanced criminal sentence on grounds of pregnancy, US
Date: 7 October 2014
Source: National Advocates for Pregnant Women

Gender, health and rights 10-week e-course: spaces available
Date: 7 October 2014
Source: Royal Tropical Institute

WHO statement: prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during childbirth
Date: 7 October 2014
Source: World Health Organization

Women's needs and participation must be at core of Ebola response
Date: 3 October 2014
Source: Devex

Progressive new abortion law, Mozambique
Date: 1 October 2014
Source: Daily Maverick

Forthcoming launch: Global public attitudes towards LGBT people
Date: 1 October 2014
Source: Williams Institute

Europe declaration on protecting women and children in humanitarian situation gathers momentum
Date: 1 October 2014
Source: European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development


september 2014

Around 4.2 million over 50s are living with HIV
Date: 30 September 2014
Source: AIDSmap News

Nearly half of gay men could benefit from having HPV vaccination, Irish research
Date: 29 September 2014
Source: AIDSmap News

Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion
Date: 28 September 2014
Source: Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights

New website: Access to abortion and contraception
Date: 28 September 2014
Source: Women Help Women

Call for freedom from post-abortion care stigma
Date: 28 September 2014
Source: Post-Abortion Care Consortium

March for choice, Ireland
Date: 27 September 2014
Source: Irish Times

Human Rights Council votes to support LGBT rights
Date: 26 September 2014
Source: International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Council passes 5th Resolution to prevent maternal deaths
Date: 26 September 2014
Source: Center for Reproductive Rights

Abortion rights and LGBTQ rights together, US
Date: 26 September 2014
Source: News Observer

International Olympic Committee confirms host city contracts to ban anti-discrimination
Date: 25 September 2014
Source: Human Rights Commission

Stigma is contagious - abortion, Ebola, HIV
Date: 23 September 2014
Source: Huffington Post


London gay men - 2% of population, quarter of the STIs, half of HIV infections
Date: 23 September 2014
Source: AIDSmap News

Abortion law reform withdrawn, Justice Minister resigns, Spain
Date: 23 September 2014
Source: Alianza por la Solidaridad

Sex-selective abortions remain a challenge, Vietnam
Date: 23 September 2014
Source: ThanhNien News

WHO statement: Prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse for facility-based childbirths
Date: 23 September 2014
Source: World Health Organization

EngenderHealth launches Where's the Family Planning (WTFP?!) Campaign
Date: 22 September 2014
Source: EngenderHealth

Religious leaders call for SRH action at United Nations
Date: 19 September 2014
Source: UNFPA

Ten day countdown to 28 September #abortionstigma!
Date: 18 September 2014
Source: International Campaign for

New law criminalises HIV transmission, HIV testing compulsory for pregnant women, Uganda
Date: 17 September 2014
Source: Library of Congress

New publications: Population and development recommendations summarised for UN Special Session on ICPD, 22 September 2014 
Date: 17 September 2014
Source: United Nations Population Division

Joint statement on child, early and forced marriage, Human Rights Council
Date: 15 September 2014
Source: Action Canada for Population and Development

Online violence against women and girls high, but can be tackled
Date: 15 September 2014
Source: AWID

Female condom day - 16 September
Date: 15 September 2014
Source: Global Female Condom Day

New research shows abuses of compulsory abortion 'counselling', Hungary
Date: 13 September 2014
Source: ASTRA

Call for balance between access and coercion in promotion of long-acting reversible contraception
Date: 13 September 2014
Source: Guttmacher Institute

Health officials testify against doctor in first FGM trial, Egypt
Date: 12 September 2014
Source: Voice of America


Only half of all women delivering preterm babies receive life-saving steroid drugs, WHO study
Date: 12 September 2014
Source: World Health Organization

Petition: Abortion a right, not a crime
Date: 11 September 2014
Source: Center for Reproductive Rights

Women with HIV need more support to care for their own health post-childbirth, South Africa
Date: 10 September 2014
Source: AIDSmap

Call: Global innovations for democracy
Date: 9 September 2014
Source: Making All Voices Count

Caya (SILCS) diaphragm approved for marketing in US
Date: 9 September 2014
Source: Cervical Barrier Advancement Society

Report finds that for prostitutes World Cup was bad for business
Date: 9 September 2014
Source: Sexuality Policy Watch

Solomon Islands passes domestic violence bill
Date: 8 September 2014
Source: Radio Australia

Majority in Kurdistan oppose female genital mutilation
Date: 8 September 2014
Source: Guardian

Social inequalities associated with late HIV diagnosis and treatment, Western Europe
Date: 5 September 2014
Source: AIDSmap

Woman missing after taking lift in car to unauthorised abortion clinic, Brazil
Date: 5 September 2014
Source: CBN

Sexual rights events at 27th Human Rights Commission 8-26 September 2014
Date: 4 September 2014
Source: Sexual Rights Initiative

Speak out against #abortionstigma! Call for action, 28 September
Date: 3 September 2014
Source: Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion

Advocacy Institute for Safe Abortion Rights - call for applications, Asia Pacific
Date: 3 September 2014
Source: Asia Safe Abortion Partnership

Survey: Sex, rights and the internet - 12 September deadline
Date: 3 September 2014
Source: AWID

Human Rights Council panel: Abortion stigma and criminalisation
Date: 3 September 2014
Source: AWID

Photo exhibition: Too young to wed, Portugal
Date: 3 September 2014
Source: UNFPA

New, simple vaccine blocks immune deficiency virus in monkeys
Date: 2 September 2014
Source: AIDSmap News

Publication - tools and tactics for LGBTI community in sub-Saharan Africa
Date: 2 September 2014
Source: AWID

august 2014

Poor knowledge of partner HIV status among recently pregnant women, South Africa
Date: 29 August 2014
Source: AIDSMap News

Need for greater understanding of anal sex in HIV response
Date: 28 August 2014
Source: IRIN

Teenager dies giving birth days after undergoing FGM, Kenya
Date: 28 August 2014
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

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

Ebola outbreak leaves pregnant women stranded, Liberia
Date: 26 August 2014
Source: UNFPA

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

New 40-day clause for post-rape abortion further restricts abortion access, Indonesia
Date: 19 August 2014
Source: Jakarta Globe

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

Slavery and rape against minority women, Iraq
Date: 15 August 2014
Source: Guardian

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

Polygamy outlawed, Papua New Guinea
Date: 5 August 2014
Source: IPS 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

Role of LGBTQI groups and feminists in radical reforms, Uruguay
Date: 1 August 2014
Source: Guardian

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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