Empowering Youth Means Freeing Sex Ed Information

The YP Foundation, based in Delhi, India, is an ever-growing organization that, through many projects, works on the issues including Gender, Identity, Sexuality, HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Life Skills. Ishita Chaudhry, who is the founder of IWHC partner the YP Foundation in Delhi, India, has a long…

Denying Young People the Right to Know (Part 4)

And when as young people, we asked why this had happened, we received public quotes through the media, where the Chief Minister of a state, went on record to say, “Why do young people need Sex Education in India? We have Yoga.” A member of parliament described the need to implement comprehensive gender and sexuality…

Denying Young People the Right to Know (Part 3)

Why is sexuality so problematic? Why as society, are we so scared to address any kind of sexuality education or rights cohesively? What stops us from giving young people complete rather than half baked information that is critical and live saving and that can protect them from disease, empowers them to be informed individuals and…

Denying Young People the Right to Know (Part 2)

The YP Foundation creates a space in society where young people access the resources, training and mentoring they need to be able to set up and host their own projects with us. These projects target a range of socio-cultural, political, economic, environmental and legal issues that the youth in India feel need to be addressed…

Denying Young People the Right to Know (Part 1)

When you grow up in urban India like I have, it’s almost like growing up with two identities at the same time. The first is all about your own world. You’re a young person, trying to establish yourself in a society that traditionally, doesn’t really listen to young people. And so you meet this second…