October 1, 2013 / Thomson Reuters Foundation by Eleanor Klibanoff

At age 16, Ana Luisa was raped. But by seeking an abortion to salvage her life, she became the criminal in the eyes of Salvadoran law, which bans abortion.

September 16, 2013 / Untold Stories by Eleanor Klibanoff

In deeply Catholic Nicaragua and El Salvador, where abortion is seen as murder, activists struggle to make the case for therapeutic termination in cases of rape or to save the life of the mother.

September 4, 2013 / Untold Stories by Ameto Akpe

A sisterhood of HIV positive mothers helps others live with the disease.

August 16, 2013 / Untold Stories by Eleanor Klibanoff

While the government makes superficial strides towards gender equality, women in Nicaragua are suffering from physical, sexual and emotional abuse at alarming rates.

August 10, 2013 / Untold Stories by Eleanor Klibanoff

Women and girls in Nicaragua are being denied abortions, even in cases of rape. As more and more children become mothers, activists ask the government to reconsider these strict laws.

July 30, 2013 / FrontiersNews by Ameto Akpe

In Nigeria’s fight against HIV and AIDS, local policies undermine efforts to eradicate disease transmission between mother and child.

July 27, 2013 / Untold Stories by Ameto Akpe

Photographs from northern Nigeria tell the story of a country falling short in basic maternal health.

March 7, 2013 / Huffington Post by Samantha Thornton

Receiving a disability grant in South Africa can be likened to winning the lottery. HIV positive residents who are poor may be forced to choose between their life and money to feed their families.

February 12, 2013 / ONE.org by Samantha Thornton

Ntuthu, an HIV positive mother and activist, doesn’t see the virus as a curse. Her status gives her the opportunity to speak publicly against the inequalities of women with HIV.

January 22, 2013 / Untold Stories by Samantha Thornton

Luleka Che started a daycare for small children to teach the lessons she wishes she had learned. Her calling is to prepare them for the reality many of the children already face—life with HIV.

January 3, 2013 by Jennifer McDonald

Intersection of health and human rights key for first Campus Consortium student reporting fellow from Boston University.

December 24, 2012 / Untold Stories by Samantha Thornton

In South Africa, HIV positive women are not encouraged to have children. Ntuthu, who is HIV positive but wanted to have a baby, found the information she needed to give birth to a healthy child.

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