Advocates for women pushed for microbicides when scientists working on AIDS vaccines and treatment had not even envisioned the problem of “methods women can use.” The announcement of the first microbicide ever shown to prevent HIV in women is the product of feminist visions
An exchange between a Cardiff academic and the editor of South Wales's Western Mail raises fascinating questions about how newspapers should respond to market pressures and how professional journalism can be protected when the industry is in crisis.
As ethnic and sectarian solidarities and conflicts sharpen in this part of the world, it may be worth reminding ourselves of another way of being - ‘new Ottoman’ cosmopolitanism, with its complex relationship to colonialism
There we all were, presentation-writing abandoned, frantically wielding screwdrivers to construct eight large flatpack bookshelves which we have been lent for the week. Grace springs into action as the flatpack queen, explaining patiently to the rest of us the critical sequence to construction without tears. The frantic week has begun
The Women’s Networking Zone provides a space where no conversation is taboo, and where the mundane and seemingly ‘small’ details of women’s lives can be given a platform, so that the linkages between these realities, and HIV / AIDS policy and programming, can be made
Nonviolence is a value, a tool, and a force which ordinary people can and do use daily. The undocumented nature of much nonviolent action perpetrates the myth that it is ineffectual: it is our duty to tell the stories.
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