Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Global Girl News

Lots of news to catch you guys up on!

Latest posts from Plan UK's 'Because I'm a Girl' blog:

Read Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson's piece on why they're supporting the US legislation to prevent child marriage here.

In a blow to women's and girls' right advocates everywhere, this bill failed to be passed in the House. Read why and some of the reactions to it here.

Carrying on with the child marriage issue, have posted an article about child marriage in Zambia.

The Guardian newspaper has a fascinating section on Development. It recently posted a round-up of UN-HABITAT's latest report on Cities and Health. Unsurprisingly, women's and girls' health and safety are disproportionately comprised by living in cities.

Also, check out the Poverty Matters blog on the Global Development section of the Guardian- lots of opinion pieces on the hottest topics in development policy and aid. There's a great podcast on that contentious question: Do celebrities have a role to play in development?

Even though World AIDS day has been and gone, I wanted to share a blog post powerfully written by a friend of mine on gender and HIV/AIDS. As she says, HIV/AIDS is not a question of personal choice and responsibility, it is firmly rooted in poverty, inequality and prejudice.

Plus, this whole website- Women's Views on News- is always a fascinating read for the latest women's news from around the world.

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