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· May, 2012

Stories about Health from May, 2012

25 May 2012

The Internet, a Space for Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health

Female sexual and reproductive health is key for development. However, health services are not always accessible and, in the worse cases, disregarded. As a result, innumerable feminist organizations have taken...

24 May 2012

Video: How Societies Work – a Look at Unconventional Arrangements

The VJ Movement has partnered with the London School of Economics to bring us videos and stories that attempt to show how societies in conflict and crisis-affected areas across the...

22 May 2012

Cuba: Diaspora Bloggers Blame “Aggressive Acts” in Grandmother's Death

Two Cuban diaspora blogs are talking about the death of a senior citizen that took place in the region of Santa Clara this past weekend. Despite the fact that the...

21 May 2012

Yemen: Millions Go Hungry in Ongoing Food Crisis

In Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arab world, millions of people are facing a severe humanitarian crisis, widespread hunger and chronic malnutrition. New figures from the World...

15 May 2012

Mozambique: “Who wants to give birth here?”

Brazil: ‘Hands That Cure, Words That Heal’

With their herbs, gestures, prayers and comforting words, folk healing is an important element of Brazilian culture. Although some people believe that traditional healing art is disappearing, folk healers from...

Costa Rica: The Circus that Saves Children's Lives

To the south of Costa Rica lies the town of Perez Zeledon, home to the Fantazztico Circus that is giving children and youth in the region a chance to stay...

12 May 2012

Greece: HIV-Positive Sex Workers Brutally Exposed Online

A multitude of reactions came after the Greek police uploaded photos and personal data of HIV-positive sex workers to a website. NGOs and hundreds of netizens, condemned through social media,...

South Korea: Continuing Mad Cow Controversy Over US Beef Imports

Since last week, South Korea has seen continuing protests against importing beef from the United States after mad cow disease broke out in California. Korean government dispatched its inspection team...

Argentina: Lawmakers Approve Gender Identity Law

Argentina approved a gender identity law, which allows changes of sex and name without going to court. Once word spread of the law's passage, users across the social networking spectrum...

11 May 2012

Argentina Approves Death with Dignity Law

After a long debate in the Argentine Senate, the Death with Dignity project was converted into law with wide-ranging support. On Twitter the hashtag #Muertedigna (death with dignity) became a...

Cuba: Remembering the Dissidents

This week, members of the Cuban diaspora have been blogging about two main things: the one-year anniversary of the death of dissident Juan Wilfredo Soto, and the re-arrest of human...

10 May 2012

Bolivia: Protests Sweep Across the Country

A wave of protests are sweeping across Bolivia, affecting at least six of the largest regions of the country. Although conflicts are not initially linked to each other, they have...

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