Here’s what we’ve been checking out elsewhere online:
AWID is accepting nominations for their Gender Justice Uncovered 2010 Awards, which seek to identify the best and worst decisions or statements related to gender made in English or in Spanish within a judicial process.
The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights (CSBR) in Muslim Societies has announced its 2010 Sexuality Institute, which will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia from September 18-25, 2010. The application period closed on May 21. Read about the Institute and download the application form on CSBR’s website.
On CNN’s Amanpour blog, there is a compelling piece about the effect of early and forced marriage on the sexual rights and reproductive health of girls and women in India.
The White House blog shared a letter from Kathleen Sebelius to insurance carrier WellPoint, reminding the company that their current practice of dropping coverage for women with breast cancer will soon be illegal as a result of health care reform.
And here on Akimbo:
We jumped into the fray on Newsweek’s piece lamenting that young women aren’t active in the reproductive rights movement with the post Young and Pro-Choice: Not an Endangered Species
Speaking of activist young people: our partners at the YP Foundation have got the blogging bug! We posted about their series of posts called The Language of Sexuality
Lori Adelman discusses access to abortion for every woman, not just extreme cases, in her post Game Change: Why Pro-Choicers Should Stop Dwelling on the Exceptions and Start Making the Rules
Caitlin Mitchel writes about a recent ruling in Peru in her piece Peru Reinstates Free Distribution of Emergency Contraception After WHO Asserts that EC Does Not Cause Abortion