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Hindustan Times - India, November 15, 2005 No government can ignore the rights of prostitutes while they attempt to tackle trafficking of women and children. In being harsh on traffickers, the victims should not be equally punished
Islam and Respect of Woman Rights
Yemen Times - Yemen, November 14, 2005 Arabs used to deprive women from many legal rights prior to Islam such as inheritance shares. However, Islam came to stop this unfair treatment towards women; women in Islam have legal rights similar to those of men but with some variations.
Gays in Guangdong show unity and pride
China Daily - Guangzhou, China, November 11, 2005 Homosexuals in South China's Guangdong Province are striving to gain recognition. On Monday, Zheng Yuantao and a dozen other gay men attended a speech in Guangzhou by Li Yinhe, a renowned researcher in homosexual studies, entitled "Emotion, sex and social reform."
Most Chinese Unsatisfied With Sex Lives
China Daily - Shanghai, China, November 9, 2005 When it comes to their sex lives, Chinese are among those who "can't get no satisfaction."
Global AIDS Gag Holds Critical Funding Captive to Politics
ACLU (press release) - New York, USA, November 9, 2005 The American Civil Liberties Union today expressed deep concern about a U.S. government policy that ties the hands of public health service providers and those who work with them in the global fight against AIDS.