For the last six years, Aline Mekone Njanjo has slowly built up the trust of the community.Aline, a nurse by training, oversees services related to the Global Comprehensive Abortion Care Initiative (GCACI), which aims to increase access to comprehensive abortion care and contraceptive services.
Peer educator Chariette Socgnia Nguepi juggles her full time-time job as a phone counsellor for young people with organizing education sessions with young people on sexual health through Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW).
When ShanShan realized that there was a severe lack of support and help for young people around sexual health matters, she knew she had to do something. She signed up to volunteer at the China Family Planning Association to help ensure no young person was left behind.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the riots, a moment of resistance by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people against discrimination, police harassment and exploitation. Fifty years on from the riots we ask ourselves; how much progress has been made for the rights of the LGBTI community?
Sakuni is 36-year-old transgender woman and activist from Sri Lanka, a country that experiences severe flooding almost every year. Trans people are often unable to access humanitarian aid in emergencies due to discrimination, which is a problem Sakuni is keen to help tackle.
Since last year’s Pride Month, places around the world have taken huge strides towards LGBTI equality. We’re celebrating just some of them in this blog, because the right to be who you want to be and love who you want to love is a human right.
In the humanitarian sector, we are often asked why sexual and reproductive healthcare is necessary in situations of conflict and fragility. The answer is clear: women and girls all too often bear the brunt of humanitarian crises.
When the global gag rule was introduced, the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association lost more than funding, it lost the years of hard work in building trust and relationships in communities. With the introduction of the Belgian funded, She Decides programme, relationships with impacted communities are slowly being rebuilt.
When the US administration expanded the Mexico City Policy (aka the Global Gag Rule), the impact on healthcare was felt immediately in hard-to-reach areas in countries like Lesotho. Thanks to emergency funds from SheDecides, Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association is slowly rebuilding.
There have never been more forms of lube widely available, and from so many places including pharmacies, health stores and supermarkets. So it’s a great time to start incorporating it into your sex life!