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NEPAL: It's okay to talk about sex on the radio
28 November 2007 (PlusNews ), Nepalese are supposed to be too shy to talk about sex, but judging by the popularity of a groundbreaking radio show, Saathi Sanga Manka Kura ('Chatting With My Friend'), they don't mind hearing about the subject.
NEPAL: Traffickers exploit increased mobility of underage girls
4 September 2007 (PlusNews ), Sixteen-year-old Sushma does not want to reveal her true identity for fear that the traffickers who sold her into the notorious brothel area of Kamathipura in Mumbai, India, could track her down and kill her.
GLOBAL: Women want a bigger piece of the funding pie
10 July 2007 (PlusNews ), After burning the midnight oil for many weeks while preparing a US$50 million gender-based project proposal to lay before the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, Swazi activists found that it had vanished from their country's grant application. They were dumbfounded.
GLOBAL: Global forum for women with HIV
5 July 2007 (PlusNews ), AIDS does not only travel with truckers along African highways; it flies business class with men in dark suits, crawls into marriages and lurks in playgrounds. It smiles at you every day at work and, disproportionately, affects African women and girls because of gender inequalities.
NEPAL: Migration takes its toll on villages hit by AIDS
22 May 2007 (PlusNews ), In the remote Accham district of Nepal, which for years has supplied cheap migrant labour to India's bustling commercial city, Mumbai, villages are waking up to the impact of HIV.
NEPAL: Impoverished Nepalese girls tricked into prostitution
9 May 2007 (PlusNews ), For the past three years, 25-year-old Sita Maskey has been fighting a court battle in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, to punish alleged trafficker Rekha Karki, who she says tricked her into forced prostitution in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.
NEPAL: HIV awareness amongst MSM still low
19 April 2007 (PlusNews ), As dusk falls in Ratna Park, a popular cruising area for men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, so too do inhibitions.
NEPAL: HIV hospice for gay and transgender men offers hope
16 May 2006 (PlusNews ), at the end of the road - and neighbours have little idea of who its occupants are. But in this traditional Hindu society, where open discussion about HIV/AIDS remains largely taboo, that's not surprising.
NEPAL: Stronger HIV/AIDS awareness urgently needed
7 April 2006 (PlusNews ), Talking to locals in the back streets of Kathmandu's bustling Thamel district, a touristic honeycomb packed with hippies and would-be mountaineers, opinions can vary greatly on the causes and effects of HIV/AIDS.

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