March 10, 2009

Welcome, Akimbo!

There’s a new blog on our blogroll that everyone should visit: It’s called Akimbo, and it’s brought to you by the International Women’s Health Coalition.

Created to be an open forum for exchanging ideas about how to secure the health and rights of women and girls worldwide, Akimbo features daily posts written by IWHC staff and their global partners. The engaging writing and visuals make it a must-read.

Check out this post about attending the 53rd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, featuring video and photos from inside the UN. Or read IWHC partner Dorothy Aken’Ova’s call to the Nigerian government to stop the persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex citizens. Here’s a discussion about what adult circumcision means for women. And a post about how school can change a girl’s life, written by a young woman in India who came to the United States recently for the first time to talk about her experience and the importance of preventing child marriages.

Akimbo means standing with your hands on your hips and your elbows bent outward. What a great image to represent this new contribution to the global health community.


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