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Forgotten contraceptive life-saver for African women

06/25/2003 | Panos London

The AIDS epidemic in Africa is worsened by male attitudes to safe sex, reflected in their reluctance to use condoms. Women may have to do it for themselves – using diaphragms.

It’s a long road to justice for Pakistan’s poor children

05/30/2003 | Panos London

It's been 13 years since Pakistan signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, but still juvenile criminals face the death penalty in some parts of the country.

The peace boys of Brazilian shanty towns

03/01/2003 | Panos London

The favelas of Rio de Janeiro are supposed to be a breeding ground for macho young men wedded to drugs, guns and violence against women. The reality is somewhat different.

Kenyan women hit out at male citadels of science

02/22/2003 | Panos London

The first women-only college for science and technology has opened in Kenya, where women make up just 20 per cent of the student population, most pushed into studying liberal sciences.

Marital rape outlawed by Nepal’s supreme court

10/01/2002 | Panos London

Less than 15 per cent of UN member-states have laws against marital rape. Nepal may soon join them, but a vast chasm of societal prejudices needs to be crossed first.

Child marriage means child labour for daughters

09/15/2002 | Panos London

Child marriage has been illegal in India for 73 years, but the tradition still lives on: a third of all adolescent girls are married by 15.

Sexual taboos hamper India’s fight against AIDS

09/15/2002 | Panos London

As in many countries, homosexual relationships are a big no-no in India. Even the government in its national HIV/AIDS campaign avoids talking about men who have sex with men.

Young and old among the Lango

12/08/2001 | Panos London

In Uganda, young and old men used to meet before hunting sessions. Today, hunting is dying out, but men still meet to discuss manhood – and the dangers of AIDS. 

Macho young men in Sao Paolo

11/30/2001 | Panos London

In Brazil, many young men strongly believe that they need to be macho. The HIV infection rate is falling but among women it's rising. Joao Paulo Charleaux hears why. 

Injecting HIV in Odessa

11/28/2001 | Panos London

In Ukraine, young men sharing infected needles to inject drugs are driving the AIDS epidemic. Natalya Bakaeva meets Igor, a young HIV positive heroin addict who talks about risk. 

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