News from the Global South
Project to Map Male Sex Workers in Vadodara
Times of India - Vadodara, India, April 22, 2005 Mapping of male sex workers in Gujarat is just one of the projects to be launched by the NGOs working for the rights of MSMs (men having sex with men) in Gujarat.
Contraceptives The Key To Better Reproductive Health
Bernama.com - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 21, 2005 Malaysia can help improve reproductive health care by allowing "free and available access" to contraceptives regardless of age and marital status, Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW) executive director Saira Shameem said.
Nepal: Police Attack Transgender People
Reuters - Geneva, Switzerland, April 19, 2005 39 metis who were members of the Blue Diamond Society were picked up in police raids in Kathmandu. They were held for more than two weeks in the Hanuman Dhoka police station, and denied adequate food or visitation rights.
Potent Images From Women Artists
Inquirer News Service - Manila, The Phillipines, April 17, 2005 An article exploring Filipino women artists who use stark imagery and symbolism to depict the various realities of women in the past and present.
Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health Gets Support
Mindanao Times - Manila, The Philippines, April 14, 2005 The Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) Incorporated and the Adolescent Health Advocate (AHA) expressed their support for the age-appropriate mandatory reproductive health and sexuality education in The Philippines