News from the Global South
SC notice to Centre, Delhi Govt on Sec 377 of IPC
Press Trust of India - New Delhi, India, April 1, 2005 The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre and the Delhi April 1: Government on a petition filed by an NGO seeking scrapping of Section 377 of Indian Penal Code, which prohibits homosexuality.
Indian Film Industry To Release Second Feature Addressing HIV/AIDS
Medical News Today - India, March 27, 2005 Set in the 1980s in Goa, India, "My Brother Nikhil" will address how HIV/AIDS affects relationships and marks the second commercial film to deal with this issue.
A Misguided Anti-Vice Pledge
Los Angeles Times - USA, March 20, 2005 U.S. policy forces U.S groups working overseas on AIDS issues to adopt - a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking - before they will be considered for federal grants to provide health services overseas.
Introduce Care into Health Care
Indianexpress.com - India, March 19, 2005 It's sexuality that determines reproductive health, not the other way round. This article talks about integrating sexuality into sexual and reproductive health care in India and how sexuality determines reproductive health and not the other way around.
New Indian Patents Bill Draws Criticism from HIV/AIDS Support Groups in Africa
Jamaicaobserver.com - Nairobi, Kenya, March 19, 2005 Groups representing African victims of HIV/AIDS appealed to the Indian government to withdraw a controversial patents bill introduced in parliament yesterday that will bar firms in India from producing cheap copies of brand name pharmaceuticals. Read more..