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Celebrate Mother's Day, Support CEDAW!

05/06/2010

We know that women and girls around the world face violence and discrimination daily. We also know that CEDAW, the Women's Treaty, helps women and girls to go to school, own and inherit property, take part in public life and fight violence. We need Senate action on the CEDAW Treaty (the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) to give the US greater clout to help women worldwide win these basic rights.

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China Lifts HIV Travel Ban

05/05/2010

For too long the United States had in place a federal law prohibiting those infected with HIV from entering the US--unless special permission was given. Scientific evidence, even calls by sitting and past Surgeon Generals, did nothing to reverse the law.

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Global HEALTH Act National Call-in Day: How Your Organization/School Can Participate

05/03/2010

As of today, the global health community has secured seven co-sponsors for the Global HEALTH Act: Reps. John Conyers (MI), Lynn Woolsey (CA), Raul Grijalva (AZ), Keith Ellison (MN), John Garamendi (CA), Fortney Pete Stark (CA) and Diane Watson (CA).

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Maternal Mortality: A Right to Health Approach Will Ensure Integrated Services and Save Lives

04/27/2010

The article "Maternal mortality for 181 countries, 1980-2008: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5," released in The Lancet last week, records a global reduction in maternal mortality rates.

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Representative Barbara Lee on the Global HEALTH Act

04/20/2010

You are not the only one encouraging your Congressperson to co-sponsor the Global HEALTH Act. Representative Barbara Lee sent a letter to all her Congressional colleagues last week, urging them to support the bill.

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