News from the Global South
Sexual and Reproductive Health a Must for MDGs
Kathmandu Post - Kathmandu, Nepal, July 12, 2005 Country Representative for Nepal, UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Junko Sazaki, on Tuesday stressed the need to focus on sexual and reproductive health to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) endorsed by 189 member countries of the United Nations in 2000.
Delhi Girls Sexually More Aware than Bhopal
Central Chronicle - New Delhi, India, July 7, 2005 Young people in Delhi are more informed on the issues of sexuality and sexual health as compared to their counterparts in Bhopal and majority of them feel that pre-marital sex is okay, according to a recent survey.
Malaysia's Human Rights Commission Seeks Women Trafficking
Mainichi Daily News - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 7, 2005 Malaysia must make new laws and work closer with countries such as Thailand, India and the Philippines to stop women from being trafficked into the country for prostitution and other illegal work.
'Queer' Conference Attracts Big Response
The Nation - Bangkok, Thailand, July 5, 2005: Bangkok will host the first ever 'International Conference of Asian Queer Studies' from Thursday to Saturday - a huge academic gathering which is expected to shed new light on gender studies thanks to its broad spectrum of topics covering issues relating to Asian homosexual and transgender groups.
Commercial Sex, Drug Use Biggest Drivers of HIV in Asia
Xinhuanet - Kobe, Japan, July 5, 2005 As commercial sex and unsafe injecting drug use are the biggest drivers of HIV in most Asia countries, supportive government policies that address these behaviors are urgently needed to slow the spread of AIDS, according to a series of reports by the Monitoring AIDS Pandemic (MAP) Network.