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War Widows Turn to Sex Work in Sri Lanka

May 11, 2012


By Feizal Samath At a makeshift school in northern Sri Lanka. Credit:Feizal Samath/IPS NGOs involved in development work – housing, livelihood development and infrastructure – are allowed in, while those that raise awareness on issues like peace, trauma or women’s rights are discouraged. “The moment you say you are from an NGO, there are issues,” […]

Melinda Gates Investing Billions In Contraception (Video)

May 10, 2012


by Judy MollandMay 9, 2012 Just in time for Mothers’ Day, we are learning that Melinda Gates has decided to make birth control her signature issue. “My goal is to get this back on the global agenda,” she tells Newsweek. And she plans to use the Gates Foundation, worth almost $34 billion, to put her […]

The fight for women’s bodies and the race to the White House

March 20, 2012


Posted on 19 March 2012.Auveen WoodWVoN co-editor Although taxation was predicted as the issue that would dominate the 2012 US presidential election, abortion, birth control and gay marriage have so far been at the forefront of the Republican primaries. This year a record number of states, including Oklahoma, Virginia and Pennsylvania have enacted legislation restricting […]

Saritha Prabhu: Contraception issue really about control of women

March 4, 2012


Mar. 4, 2012 When religious men seek control over women, they try to do it by invoking God’s name and authority. OK, that’s a sweeping statement, so let me explain. I’m referring to the recent tempest over contraception and Catholic-run institutions. At the lowest level, the issue was about contraception and “morning-after” pills. But at […]

Abortion rights: what’s wrong with these pictures?

February 17, 2012


Tell us whether you feel these panels making choices on women’s reproductive rights are missing a crucial something Jessica, Friday 17 February 2012 I want you to look at the following photographs and think about what they represent for a minute or two. Take your time – can you think of anything missing from […]