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The Get Up, Speak Out! initiative works with and for young people to overcome barriers such as unequal gender norms, negative attitudes towards sexuality, taboos about sex, menstruation, and abortion. Empowering youth communities – especially girls and young women – is at the heart of the work.
Dr Boyce has been committed to providing treatment and care to clients living with HIV for over 20 years. Dr. Boyce hopes to see HIV disclosure become as acceptable as other chronic illnesses such as cancer or diabetes, where an entire family would work towards caring for the affected person, instead of alienating them.
Public perceptions, lack of education and government policies contribute to the barriers and challenges to achieving equality for all. In a country as diverse as Trinidad and Tobago, this is especially acute for certain key populations including the LGBTI+ community.
When Famia Planea Aruba (FPA) saw a gap in the market the team developed an online contraceptive store and bespoke delivery service to better reach their clients.
Since starting volunteering to encourage other men to learn about contraception and gender-based violence, José has seen the positive change in his community. Those small achievements encourage him to keep going.
Juan organizes talks – mainly with other men – to promote the importance of contraceptive use, and women and children's health in El Salvador.
Juana is a health promoter delivering care across four local villages. She receives a quarterly supply of contraceptives that she distributes at low prices to the women in her community.
To ensure her clients’ confidentiality, Blanca has created a private room with a sofa where she provides counselling and administers injectable contraceptive methods. By creating a private space, Blanca has built up trust in the community and women prefer to go to her for contraception and advice.
Fiona, 28, joined the Jamaica Family Planning Association (FAMPLAN) Lenworth Jacobs Clinic in 2017 as a volunteer through a one-year internship with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund. “I was placed to be a youth officer, which I never had any ...
As a recent college graduate with a passion for sexual and reproductive rights, Mario was looking for opportunities to gain experience. That's when he came across the Jamaica Family Planning Association Youth Advocacy Movement.