“I don’t want to have sex, but my friends say I have to or the relationship isn’t real.” “Is it true that I’m supposed to have sex with him if he pays for the movie?” “Where do I go if I get an sexually transmitted infection? I don’t know what to do.” “Can I get pregnant the first time I have sex...Read more
“I don’t want to have sex, but my friends say I have to or the relationship isn’t real.” “Is it true that I’m supposed to have sex with him if he pays for the movie?” “Where do I go if I get an sexually transmitted infection? I don’t know what to do.” “Can I get pregnant the first time I have sex...Read more
We’ve reached the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, a time set aside to internationally recognize the atrocities committed against women and girls and recommit to putting a stop to them. Despite the campaign, Caribbean women and girls were brutally assaulted and killed during...Read more
Ecuador’s restrictive abortion laws put the health and even the lives of rape victims in danger, Human Rights Watch said in a report released last week. In late August 2013 the National Assembly is expected to debate major changes to the criminal code. It is unclear whether a proposal from a 2012...Read more
Ecuador’s restrictive abortion laws put the health and even the lives of rape victims in danger, Human Rights Watch said in a report released last week. In late August 2013 the National Assembly is expected to debate major changes to the criminal code. It is unclear whether a proposal from a 2012...Read more
Angélica García Olivares began working toward gender equality in Mexico when she was in college. While getting a Master’s degree in psychology, Angélica saw the need to focus on gender-based violence by hearing the stories of the women she counseled. She has been working to end violence against...Read more
Angélica García Olivares began working toward gender equality in Mexico when she was in college. While getting a Master’s degree in psychology, Angélica saw the need to focus on gender-based violence by hearing the stories of the women she counseled. She has been working to end violence against...Read more
As the Program Manager for Gender and Rights at Profamilia, Myrna Flores Chang coordinates the organization’s advocacy efforts promoting sexual and reproductive rights in the Dominican Republic. Profamilia has been in the news quite a bit these days thanks to its nationwide campaign – Know, Act,...Read more
As the Program Manager for Gender and Rights at Profamilia, Myrna Flores Chang coordinates the organization’s advocacy efforts promoting sexual and reproductive rights in the Dominican Republic. Profamilia has been in the news quite a bit these days thanks to its nationwide campaign – Know, Act,...Read more
As the program manager at Asociación Civil de Planificación Familiar (PLAFAM) in Venezuela, Belmar Franceschi is responsible for implementing all of the organization’s programs related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. She began working as a counselor at PLAFAM’s clinic in Petare while...Read more