In the words of Janet Jackson, circa 1986, “It’s the pleasure principle!” Yet, those of us working to advance the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescent girls often forget this and are reluctant to talk about pleasure.
Schools in Cameroon lack high-quality comprehensive sexuality education. Women for a Change Cameroon is filling the gap.
Victorine (pictured, left) is from a small, farming village in northwest Cameroon. Few girls there go to school, and those who do are usually pulled out before they graduate and are married off before they turn 18. But Victorine has different plans for her future. She wants to be a lawyer. Victorine is…
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One year ago, governments adopted a global development plan that could transform the lives of women and girls.
The Black Feminisms Forum being held ahead of the AWID Conference is historic—black and Afro-descendant feminists from all over the world are coming together to discuss, strategize, and mobilize.
Governments must act immediately to halt the spread of HIV among its young populations, and young people themselves must be at the center of these efforts. But young people thus far have been noticeably absent from the decision-making process, and not for lack of trying.
The declaration makes bold new commitments to realize human rights, address the drivers of HIV among women and girls, and give young people the information and services they need to better protect themselves from HIV. But it fails to address discrimination against and criminalization of key populations affected by HIV.
The Lebanon-based Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is producing a series of short videos that tackle concepts such as feminism, sexual rights, and gender identity—issues that are not well understood by the general public in the Arab world.
Women for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR) – New Ways is a Turkish group with a 23-year track record of promoting women’s human rights, equality and non-discrimination in Turkey, regionally and internationally.