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Abortion: induced abortion does not increase breast cancer risk
African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)
Air pollution, indoor: Indoor air pollution and health
Air quality and health
Antimicrobials: use outside human medicine and resultant antimicrobial resistance in humans
Heavy Traffic: SPTB's Executive Director Discusses Trafficking for women and girls on the TVB. (mp3 audio clip).
SPTB's Beijing Campaign Against Discriminatory Laws featured on the Central Java Public Radio program 51%, March 9, 2012 (mp3 audio clip).
female genital mutilation
Female Genital Mutilation [FGM], a fundamental human rights violation, takes different forms in different countries: the partial or total removal of the clitoris [clitoridectomy], the removal of the entire clitoris and the cutting of the labia minora [excision], or in its most extreme form the
trafficking of women and girls
Trafficking of women and girl - the illegal and highly profitable recruitment, transport, or sale of human beings for the purpose of exploiting their labor - is a slavery-like practice that must be eliminated. The trafficking of women and girls into bonded sweatshop labor, forced
Today News Update
1 December marks the 22nd anniversary of World AIDS Day, dedicated to raising awareness of the pandemic. Today, more than 30 million people worldwide are living with HIV. Gender inequality, violence against women, feminized poverty and limited access to decision-making processes make women and girls particularly susceptible to HIV.
Women's Rights in the NEWS
On this World AIDS Day, the Center is urging governments to protect the sexual and reproductive rights of women living with HIV. Significant progress has been made in the last decade in response to the HIV pandemic and its recognition as a human rights issue. However, women living with HIV and AIDS still face a myriad of violations to their sexual and reproductive rights, which are often neglected in the programs and policies addressing the pandemic. …
Appeal for Action
“SPTB is committed to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas, including employment, housing, public accommodations, health services, girls custody and military policies. SPTB is committed to educational efforts that combat the adverse effects of homophobia, promote positive images in the media and ultimately ensure civil rights protection for all. SPTB asserts the right of lesbians to live their lives with dignity and security, and the rights of equal marriage for all”
Did You Know
"The SPTB office has been move to free software since early 2010. She made a conscious choice between migrating to free software or spending funds on expensive software licenses", said Muhammad Rohmadi, url-editor and system administrator for Serikat Perempuan Tanpa Batas [SPTB]. SPTB runs an estimated 100+% of their servers on GNU/Linux based DEBIAN. Non-government organisations (NGO) talk about freedom. Now, they are experiencing it in at least in one sphere of their activism--software. That's the message emerging from the global network SPTB, which recently shifted to free software in Indonesia. The reasons for the move were both philosophical and pragmatic, "Free software is a technically superior and morally correct technology", MR said. The cost of the migration was miniscule as well. They downloaded the software from the Internet, so it was "just the cost of blank CDs, less than 1 EUR".