Sep 27, 2011 | Post by: dodge
Female condoms are vital in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but they still only account for less than one percent of the global condom supply. They remain unavailable and unaffordable to millions of people.
If you’re in the Washington D.C. area consider attending the Paper Doll campaign and show your support for increased female condom distribution. The event will be hosted by the global health organization PATH, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), and Universal Access to Female Condoms Joint Programme (UAFC).
Sep 24, 2011 | Post by: Martha Dodge
A story I wrote and photographed for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has been posted online and was recently picked up by Mothering.com. Here’s an excerpt:
For newly arrived refugee women, the prospect of having a baby in an unfamiliar environment can be overwhelming. “If you have limited English skills, imagine how challenging it can be to find a doctor or clinic and schedule an appointment, and that’s just the beginning,” explains Adrienne Atlee, health program manager for the IRC’s US Programs office in Baltimore.