Here’s what we’ve been reading this week:
Via the Feminist Majority Foundation, we learned that Spain is set to make emergency contraception over-the-counter
Women’s Link Worldwide announced their Gender Justice Uncovered Awards to identify the best and the worst judicial decisions related to gender justice in Spain, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Caryle Murphy of the Global Post reports on the challenges of sexism faced by athletic women in Saudi Arabia.
The United Nations released a new action framework, UNAIDS Action Framework on Universal Access for Men who have Sex with Men and for Transgender People.
In a new report, the Guttmacher Institute reconsiders the withdrawal method as a contraceptive technique.
And here on Akimbo, we blogged about
…our partner Bene Madunaga, who Our Bodies, Ourselves named to their list of 20 Women’s Health Heroes.
…the Iranian campaign against women’s rights advocates like Alieh Eghdamdoost.
…an all-male panel and webcast on global health hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
…Nigerians organizing their First Annual International Day Against Homophobia, which happens this Sunday, May 17th.
…a troubling trend in Kisumu, Kenya, where youth are reportedly having lots of unprotected sex at “disco funerals.”