News from the Global South
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..
Churchman says Reproductive Health Bill to Affect Marriages
Sun Star, The Philippines, May 13, 2005 The passage of reproductive health bills pending in Congress will "weaken" marriages.
Indian Male Contraceptive Injections Ready For Market
Newkerala.com - Kerala, India, March 9, 2005 After years of dillydallying and crossing bureaucratic hurdles, an Indian male injectable contraceptive that can be reversed is ready to be marketed.
Lawmaker in The Philippines Dares Church to Live Debate
Inquirer News Service - Manila, The Philippines, March 7, 2005 The Catholic Church has been challenged to a live debate on a bill that would define the government's family planning policy and implement programs to address overpopulation.
China to Pass First Anti-Sexual Harrassment Law
Chinaview.cn - Beijing, China, March 4, 2005 The amendment to the Law on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Women (LPRIW) has been included in the new legislative agenda for this year.