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Sex Workers in India Move from Stigma to Empowerment

by Urmila Chanam –India– “I believe we still have not reached the last sex worker and we will walk until we reach her.” – Ashodaya Samithi […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, India, Sex Work

Kheliwe’s Story: Male Polygamy and HIV Infection in Malawi

by Lerato Manyozo –Malawi– Even before we begin talking, Kheliwe* has tears in her eyes. She is HIV positive and still battling to come to terms […]

Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Malawi, Marriage, The World, Women's Rights

How to Survive a Plague – A Model for Human Rights Social Activism.

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor Although it feels like it is a film from the 1990’s recently stumbled upon and re-discovered high […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, HIV/AIDS, Social Change, Teaching & Learning

Despite Profits, Beer Companies Do Not Provide Living Wage For Cambodian Promoters

by Michelle Tolson –Cambodia– Entertainment venues are very popular in Cambodia. They are well supplied with beer and young women to serve it. Karaoke clubs and […]

Business & Economy, Cambodia, Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Poverty, Sex Work, Violence Against Women

Botswana HIV: Mogae in call to legalise homosexuality

Festus Mogae who currently is the head of the Botswana government-backed Aids Council approves a decriminalization of homosexuality and prostitution in order to prevent the spread […]


Director Oliver Schmitz and Actress Khomotso Manyaka on Life, Above All

by Jessica Mosby –USA– Life, Above All tells the story of 12-year-old Chanda who takes responsibility for her family after her baby sister dies and her […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, HIV/AIDS, South Africa

“Informal Settlement” Status Discriminates Against Residents in Africa’s Largest Slum

by Liz McGinn –UK– Every year the BBC runs a huge televised fundraising event called Comic Relief. Its aim is to raise as much money as […]

Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Kenya, Poverty, The World

If Only My Mother Told Me I Was HIV-positive

by Rachel Muthoni – Kenya – If only Kenyan society would choose to understand their kin and friends who are HIV-positive, deaths resulting from this virus […]

Family, Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Kenya, Poverty, The World

The Price of Education: Sexual Abuse and HIV/AIDS At Zimbabwe’s Universities

by Chumile Jamela –Zimbabwe– Lisa Kunene’s* path to higher learning has been a painful one. A 20-year-old first-year engineering student at one of the top universities […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Harassment, Teaching & Learning, Zimbabwe

AIDS Orphans in China

The rapid spread of the HIV infection in China is having a devastating impact on the country’s children, and threatens to become an epidemic with significant […]

China, HIV/AIDS, The WIP Talk

In Russia, Drug Use is Fueling AIDS Epidemic

Russia has one of the world’s most serious epidemics of injection drug-use, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS. It is estimated that Russia […]

HIV/AIDS, Russia, The WIP Talk

Tapestries of Hope: Director Michealene Cristini Risley on the Tenacity and Optimism of Zimbabwe’s Rape Survivors

by Jessica Mosby – USA – The most striking element of the new documentary Tapestries of Hope is not the hell that the young rape survivors […]

Africa, Arts & Culture, Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, HIV/AIDS, Interviews, Rape, Women's Rights, Zimbabwe