Any procedure which involves cutting off a healthy part of a human’s body, a part which functions normally, should raise ethical questions. Ethicists are still debating whether it is ethical to circumcise a boy child, as this will affect him for the rest of his life.
With evidence that circumcision can reduce HIV risks [...]
There was a time when I hated my roots and my life and I wished it would change. I blamed someone or something until I realized that, well, it is me who needs to change. And as hard as it was, I did change, for the better, and I want to tell you about it.
Cordially invites you to a
Ceremony and Reception on Monday, 17 November 2014 at 6pm
United Nations Correspondents’ Association (UNCA),
United Nations Secretariat Building, Room S-310
2014 International Achievement Award for Nuclear Disarmament
In cooperation with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN
Soka Gakkai International (SGI)
Cordially invites you to a
FORUM ON GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
on 18 November 2014 from 09:00-13:30
Permanent Mission [...]
By Claire Gasamagera
Like everybody else, I follow Ebola in the news.
And I can’t help but notice the similarities of the world’s reaction to Ebola today and to AIDS 30 years ago.
When AIDS first appeared in the early 1980s, scientists explained that the disease was transmitted primarily by sex, blood transfusions, and [...]
Last month I facilitated a dialogue for the Soul City Institute as part of the “Respect Me“ programme at the Wits University campus in Johannesburg.
After the dialogue, two young women approached me. One said that a good friend had recently disclosed her HIV positive status, and she wondered what to do, how to help.
The 17th of October 2014, marked 21 years since the first International Day for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty was celebrated. Notable progress has been made since then.
According to World Bank data, amongst the 115 low-income countries of the world, the proportion of people in extreme poverty (that is, with an income of US$1.25 [...]
Last month, in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, some very beautiful people got together to change how the country views HIV.
Y+ Beauty Pageant, a first for young men and women living with HIV in Uganda, took place at the elegant Golf Course Hotel. It was organized by my group, the Uganda Network of Young [...]
By Caroline Harper
This week 69-year-old Winesi March, who has been blind for two years, will undergo life-changing surgery as the world watches.
Twenty-four hours later anyone with an internet connection can rejoin Winesi and his family in rural Malawi as his bandages are removed and he sees his grandson for the first time.
By Célestine Ketcha Epse Courtés, Mayor of Bagangté Municipality, Cameroon
I think that it is crucial to take local priorities as the starting point for development co-operation.
Let me give you a very concrete example of why this is important. As mayor of Bagangté Municipality in Cameroon, I developed a project to [...]
- Survivors of Sexual Violence Face Increased Risks
- Central American Civil Society Calls for Protection of Local Agriculture at COP20
- Civil Society Freedoms Merit Role in Post-2015 Development Agenda
- Nuclear Weapons as Bargaining Chips in Global Politics
- Jewellery Industry Takes Steps to Eliminate “Conflict Gold”
- Pro-Israel Hawks Take Wing over Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks
- Water and Sanitation Report Card: Slow Progress, Inadequate Funding
- Gated Communities on the Water Aggravate Flooding in Argentina
- OPINION: How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo
- Lessons from Jamaica’s Billion-Dollar Drought