Here’s what we’ve been checking out online this week:
New National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins singled out global health of one of his top five priorities for his work.
IWHC South African partner Sonke Gender Justice announced their intent to host the MenEngage Africa Symposium to be held October 5th-9th, 2009 in Johannesburg. The conference will bring together policy makers, activists, and advocates to discuss the difference men can make in resolving health and human rights crises across Africa.
Sex, Rights and the Law in a World with AIDS is a report that was recently released that explores why the AIDS response has made little progress on the prevention of sexually transmitted HIV, and what should be done to ensure a more effective long-term response. Download the PDF here.
Global Voices has a great round up of HIV positive bloggers from around the world.
And here on Akimbo:
We posted an excerpt of a blog post about sex education in India by YP Foundation founder Ishita Chaudhry
IWHC staffer Marisa Viana-Atchinson reported back about her experiences at the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific
Bene Madunagu and Ndodeye Bassey from our Nigerian partner Girls Power Iniative along with IWHC staff Kelly Castagnaro and Chelsea Ricker have a great post about that expands beyond the ABCs of sex ed into the rest of the alphabet.
Our post featuring the infographic about the percent of women who think that it is sometimes ok for men to hit their wives sparked lively debate on Feministing and Facebook.
Tarcila Rivera Zea, an IWHC colleague who is a Quechuan activist from Peru, shared her thoughts on reproductive health and indigenous rights.