Stories

Displaying 1 - 9 of 9

Despite laws against it, sex work in the Caribbean flourishes, in part due to tourism and immigration. Sex workers in Trinidad and Tobago often suffer police harassment and find it difficult to access sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and ...
“Until now no one had ever spoken to me about sexuality in such a clear manner. This work helped me to find my sexual self, to attempt to understand it, to listen to it, be complete with it, to love ...
“Today, I am able to assume my sexual orientation because I have come out of the woods to claim my identity, and nothing will ever take it away from me.” (Project beneficiary) In Cameroon same-sex sexual activity is punishable by ...
“I was given in Swara when I was 14 years old. The man I was given to has married another woman. He has sold my daughters and would beat me regularly for resisting prostitution.” (Project beneficiary) Swara, is traditionally practiced ...
Twice a week, some 8,000 young male and female vendors descend on Mitundu Market, 38km from Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe. Some female vendors offer sex in exchange for lower prices, free transport and accommodation. Many young men spend small profits ...
In conjunction with contractors, the Japan Trust Fund (JTF) ensured that the safety and security of construction workers building the 2nd Thailand Laos Friendship Bridge became a 24-hour concern. On the Mekong river they say: “helmet for every site, condom ...
Against a backdrop of insecurity, poverty and marginalization, people with few opportunities sometimes feel that drugs are the best option. People who use drugs are frequently stigmatized by society, harassed by police, rejected by their families and denied medical care ...
The Rwandan genocide of 1994 is well documented. During what has been described as “one of the most intensive killing campaigns in human history”, over 2 million people fled the country to neighbouring states. As they began to return home, ...
Over 10% of Cameroonians are living with HIV. 63% are women. Out of every 1000 live births, 148 children will not survive beyond the age of 5. Mothers living with HIV are at particular risk of losing their children. Without ...