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Women's Health Journal

May 28 International Day of Action for Women’s Health

May 28 International Day of Action for Women’s Health Health clearly reflects the many inequities of women’s daily lives. Nevertheless, the true extent of these disparities were not understood until very recently when gender perspective explained how the social constructs of female and male account for men’s position of domination and privilege and women’s subordination […]

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Women's Health Journal

Under the Southern Cross

Under the Southern Cross Choike — “Southern Cross” in the language of the Mapuche, one of Chile’s indigenous peoples – is a new website dedicated to promoting South American NGOs by providing information on their activities and campaigns and links to the NGOs’ own websites. This project is sponsored by the Third World Institute, a […]

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Women's Health Journal

Gender and aging

Gender and aging Factsheet of the Pan American health organization’s women, health and development program, no. 30, July 2001 * “Since the health of a woman in earlier periods of her life forms the basis of her health in later stages of her life, it is essential to consider the health of aging women within […]

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Women's Health Journal

rights, health, education and development

Nicaragua 2003: rights, health, education and development Ana Maria Pizarro In the first year of the new Nicaraguan government headed by President Enrique Bolanos, government agencies, the women’s movement and other social organizations are facing a number of serious obstacles, as we anticipated in an earlier critical review: (1) * Weakening of the separation of […]

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Women's Health Journal

HIV/AIDS prevention in Chile

HIV/AIDS prevention in Chile In Santiago, CIPRESS, the Center for Health and Sexuality Research and Promotion, offers free, confidential counseling on HIV/AIDS prevention and sexual health, as well as HIV and syphilis testing. The organization is committed to increasing awareness of how to prevent HIV/AIDS. Among their materials is the recently published pamphlet, “Women and […]