The race for the leadership of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Women's Wing has gathered momentum as the elections' date draws near. BDP women are scheduled to elect their leaders in Shoshong this weekend at the end of their national congress.

The Global Alliance for Women's Health submits new proposals for the revised draft Declaration of Commitment on HIV /AIDS. If you or your organization would like to sign on to these proposals please contact us by e-mail.

The spate of serial killings and sexual harassment of women and teenage girls girls has been at its peak in Accra since two years or so ago, without any arrest or punishment of penetrators, until recent times when the country came under the new administration of President John Agyekum Kufuor.

Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA, Mr. Kunio Waki has stressed that international financial and other support to combat Africa's high maternal and neonatal deaths, must be backed by leadership and commitment from within Africa itself.

In the fight against AIDS, Kenyan widows living with HIV/AIDS are starting to reject forced remarriage. A recent news report by AFP highlighted the case of Mariam Salim who on the death of her husband would have been obliged to marry another member of his family.