News from the Global South
Talk Gender With the Kids
Calcutta Telegraph - Calcutta, India, September 19, 2005 City psychologists are on a mission to empower parents to discuss sexual issues with their children. And the schools are providing them with a platform.
People Warned Over Evils of HB3773
Tempo - Manila, Philippines, September 18, 2005 Catholic bishops warned yesterday the people of the evils of House Bill 3773, a measure on population control now pending in Congress, stressing this legislative proposal will destroy the Filipino family which, they said, is the only hope for the nation beset with so many crises.
UNFPA Saddened by U.S. Decision Not to Rejoin Nations' Support for Multilateral Work to Protect Women's Health
U.S. Newswire (press release) - Washington, DC, USA, September 16, 2005 The United States Administration's decision for the fourth consecutive year not to release $34 million appropriated by Congress for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is regrettable, especially when leaders at the World Summit are stressing the need to act together on global concerns, the Fund said today.
A New UN Goal
Indian Express - New Delhi, India, September 12, 2005 Women's activist and rights-based organisations are waiting for the forthcoming high-level summit of the UN General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). At the summit (September 14-16), besides taking stock of the implementation of the MDGs, one crucial discussion will be on how to include the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) issue in the UN agenda for the 21st century.
India's Secretive Gays Stepping Out of Closet
Expressindia.com - Kolkata, India, September 12, 2005 Under the glare of twirling blue and red strobe lights, two lithe Indian men dance to the beat of a hip-hop number at a disco in the heart of Kolkata. Nearby, other men snuggle in dark, smoke-filled corners -- some hugging and kissing, others sharing drinks. In this rare gathering place for Indian homosexuals, there are no women.