[22 Jan 2015 | One Comment | Posted by ]
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2015, Sri Lanka’s new beginning. Hope. Confusion. Resentment. Hope. The I-told-you-so-ers are waiting in the wings. Failure imminent, apparently. Tails are up. Sarongs similarly tied about fat and thin and hairy thighs. Even if everything goes wrong it won’t be as wrong. Tread carefully. Slippery slope. Holier-than-thou alert. It’s the same argument on both sides. Good versus evil. Ask the Japanese. Arguments of infinite regression, futile. Ask Palestine.
Women have spoken this time, they said. They …

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[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | Posted by ]
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Call on RCEP countries to protect public health and access to medicines as 7th Round of  negotiations gets underway in Thailand this week.
Bangkok, 9 February 2015 –
As negotiators from 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including all ASEAN countries, China and India, meet in Thailand this week for the 7th round of negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), groups fighting for access to affordable health care for all see their hopes threatened …

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[2 Dec 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
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Today we judged a theatre competition on HIV, or more aptly “AIDS”. I felt defeated. For a moment. Or two. I needed to remind myself that the actors spoke only of what they knew to be true. What they thought to be fact. What they had learnt. The key message remained HIV=AIDS=Death. Regressive. And this on the day that scientists announce the emergence of a milder form of HIV due to the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy. Simply, deterrent …

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[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
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Shear Madness began in December 2013 with a discussion at Grassrooted about how far people would go to raise funds.
We remembered four young Scots in Pune who chose to go bald to raise funds for people living with HIV and awareness about the issues they face in India. Shortly after, inspired by the bravery of the Scottish girls, a group of twenty female students at Mahindra International College, near Pune, decided to similarly sacrifice their hair …