“How will you marshal your power, skills, and values to make the world a place in which all people matter?” asks Jennifer Baumgardner in her recently published book, F 'em! Goo goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls . For more than 15 years, Baumgardner has used her own unique skills as a writer to...Read more
When Stefani Mills Powers began working as a sex worker in Trinidad and Tobago eleven years ago, she took risks. But “after being educated about the diseases that could be spread by unprotected oral sex,” the mid-twenty-year-old transgender female says, “I took a serious stand to always use...Read more
When Stefani Mills Powers began working as a sex worker in Trinidad and Tobago eleven years ago, she took risks. But “after being educated about the diseases that could be spread by unprotected oral sex,” the mid-twenty-year-old transgender female says, “I took a serious stand to always use...Read more
A big perk of my job is that I get to talk a lot about sex and sexuality education to a variety of audiences. When you ask the average person (someone who doesn’t talk about sex all day) what “sex ed” is, they probably think of the classic drawing of a uterus, explanations of where babies come from...Read more
During the course of my work supporting the expansion and strengthening of abortion services for young women in Latin America and the Caribbean, I have visited many countries where abortion is permitted in only limited circumstances. One such circumstance is when a woman is the victim of sexual...Read more
During the course of my work supporting the expansion and strengthening of abortion services for young women in Latin America and the Caribbean, I have visited many countries where abortion is permitted in only limited circumstances. One such circumstance is when a woman is the victim of sexual...Read more
Sexuality is a natural and precious aspect of life, a fundamental part of our humanity. For people to attain the highest standard of health, they must be feel confident and safe expressing their own sexual identity – and maintain sexual and reproductive autonomy. Discrimination, stigma, fear, and...Read more
A report presented to the United Nations General Assembly this morning by Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, which exposes the adverse effects criminalization and legal restrictions have on various health issues, is an important milestone for those working to promote sexual...Read more
HIV/AIDS is yet another area that lends itself to disregard for human and sexual rights. In a context where the Caribbean has one of the highest incidences of HIV/AIDS, second only to sub-Saharan Africa, and where stigma and discrimination continue to fuel the disease, this is naturally an area of...Read more
In recent years, several of the our Member Associations (MAs) across the Caribbean have significantly increased efforts to ensure that the sexual rights of the populace are respected and addressed. A basic tenet of the programs of these associations is that confidential and high quality services...Read more