Since the IWHC offices are closed tomorrow for the holiday, we’re posting our weekly wrap up a day early! We’ll be blogging again on Monday.
Here’s what we’ve been checking out online this week:
The International Rectal Microbicide Advocates blog has a fascinating interview with Dan Resnic of Strata Various Product Design about the ORIGAMI Condom, a new product in development designed specifically for anal intercourse.
Amplify reports that the ban on people with HIV traveling into the United States may soon be lifted.
On RH Reality Check, Serra Sippel blogs about a new campaign in Uganda to reintroduce female condoms.
The Overseas Development Institute blog assesses what needs to happen to meet the 2015 Millennium Development Goals deadline.
The UN and World Bank voice concerns about funding for family planning during this time of economic uncertainty.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the United Nations is “struggling to deal with an embarrassing string of sexual-harassment complaints within its own ranks.”
And on Akimbo:
The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) in South Africa is organizing to decriminalize sex work, and they are highlighting the stories of sex workers.
We blogged about India’s homophobic Penal Code 377 twice – once early in the week when reporting about this year’s big and visible pride in India, and again today when the Indian Supreme Court repealed the discriminatory law in a landmark ruling.
And last, but not least, we issued an action alert urging Google to rescind its policy of disallowing ads for abortion services in over a dozen countries.