The United Nations launched a new website, Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa, to focus on the empowering of women and girls; providing universal access to HIV prevention, care treatment and support; and engaging civil society in the HIV/AIDS response.
On Pandagon, Amanda Marcotte has an interesting post about some research being done in the UK that shows that the parents of daughters become more politically progressive.
Feministing has a long and upsetting post about femicide in Mexico.
On the sex worker rights blog Bound, Not Gagged, I posted an open letter from a sex worker advocate to South Africa’s Honorable Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.
Our Bodies, Our Blog has a great commentary up about some mainstream media coverage about midwifery and maternal mortality in Afghanistan.
And here on Akimbo, we blogged about
…The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and an accompanying film night featuring Peruvian indigenous activist Tarcila Rivera Zea (pictured above).
…the criminalization of HIV, with this great short video of Camerounian youth activist Ingrid Agouak, shot by IWHC staffer Jen Wilen.
…a conversation between former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders and Dr. Padmini Murthy of the International Medical Women’s Association at the United Nations on domestic vs global health and women.