Here’s what we’ve been checking out online this week:
Human Rights Watch has a video called In Silence: Maternal Mortality in India that is a finalist for a Webby Award. Watch their video and the other four finalists here.
“The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) found patients are being turned away from treatment programmes and AIDS drug stocks are running out because of government budget cuts and flatlined funding,” says this Reuters piece. Read the full report (PDF download): Rationing Funds, Risking Lives: World backtracks on HIV treatment.
Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been named one of the 2010 Time 100. Filmmaker Michael Moore wrote the piece about Lula for Time, in which he details some of Lula’s motivation for getting into politics: “…at age 25, he watched his wife Maria die during the eighth month of her pregnancy, along with their child, because they couldn’t afford decent medical care.”
We’ve been following the developments around immigration law in Arizona this week with concern. Our colleague the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health has some smart commentary in their newsletter Instantes that is well worth a look.
And here on Akimbo:
We highlighted commentary from Dean Peacock, co-Director of our South African partner Sonke Gender Justice Network in Advocates Praise President Zuma’s New Campaign, But More is Needed to Stop the HIV Epidemic.
We joined with other sexual rights and reproductive health organizations to encourage everyone to Ask Your Senators and Representatives to Permanently Repeal the Global Gag Rule.
We reminded people that not all people everywhere are averse to female condoms and highlighted our partner the Society for Women and AIDs in Africa – Cameroun (SWAAC) in Will Female Condoms Thrive in the Face of Bad Press?
We highlighted some big policy news: Global Sexual And Reproductive Health Act Of 2010 Introduced In Congress.