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"People with disabilities are made invisible and silent... This programme has given me confidence."
"I needed answers but I was afraid to ask." Anwar* a 21 year old university student explains how stigma affected his life and his actions to overcome it: "I lived in a very conservative village in Palestine, where we weren’t ...
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 ...
Dr. Amr Elayat is Executive Director of the Egyptian Family Planning Association . He has been a strong supporter of IPPF's Sexual Rights Declaration and has sought to have it adopted and implemented at the national level, challenging cultural constraints ...
"I feel healthy, rather than diseased." One peer educator involved in the project was Huang. As a Muslim, he felt very isolated. "I met my first partner when I was 16. We were together for three years. His father was ...
To hundreds of thousands of Colombian television viewers, Diana Angel is Gabriela, a high school student in a low-income neighbourhood in Bogota, star of the daily soap Francisco el Matemitico (Francisco the Mathematician). Off-screen, she is a passionate campaigner for ...
"My children are healthier, happier and freer... I feel happier too." Charity*, a mother of 4 and a guardian to 3 children whose parents died of AIDS-related illnesses, is one of the many beneficiaries. Her 14-year old daughter, living with ...