To nobody's surprise there were protestors today in DC, they attempted to
disrupt the metro system and block the Key Bridge, a leading artery
into DC from Northern Virginia. I got hosed twice because I come in
from NoVA on the metro and it is raining hard which makes traffic worse
any way. My commute was long and arduous and only caused further
resentment for protestors (but that isn't the point of this thread).
Anyway, I'll get to the point.
The $100 million that Bill Gates' philanthropy will add to the battle against HIV and AIDS in India is a welcome expression of concern for what Gates rightly portrays as one of the worst epidemics in the world. But the Gates Foundation's generous support may be undone by factors that neither the government of India nor its donors are addressing: the voicelessness of women and increasing violence against those most affected by the epidemic.
"The Vietnamese government continues to arrest, imprison and harass people who are simply advocating democratic reforms and government accountability," said Brad Adams, executive director of the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch. "This sort of repression has got to stop."