The freedom to express our sexuality is an integral part of our happiness and well-being. However, people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to majority norms often face stigma and discrimination by the state and by society. Over 70 countries criminalize same-sex sexual...Read more
The freedom to express our sexuality is an integral part of our happiness and well-being. However, people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to majority norms often face stigma and discrimination by the state and by society. Over 70 countries criminalize same-sex sexual...Read more
Earlier this month the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, identified women’s empowerment and global health as priority issues during his second term. In order to help jumpstart these goals, we’ve thought of actions the United Nations can take to support the sexual and...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
Damaging gossip, harsh stares, aggressive remarks, exile. These are just a few forms of stigma and discrimination regularly faced by people living with HIV. A growing body of evidence has shown that women living with HIV/AIDS often face an increased risk for gender-based violence. In partnership...Read more
Damaging gossip, harsh stares, aggressive remarks, exile. These are just a few forms of stigma and discrimination regularly faced by people living with HIV. A growing body of evidence has shown that women living with HIV/AIDS often face an increased risk for gender-based violence. In partnership...Read more
While the number of new HIV infections has stabilized in recent years, in many parts of the world, women and girls continue to bear a disproportionate burden of the pandemic. In the Caribbean, for example, women account for more than half of people living with HIV, and young women are twice as...Read more
While the number of new HIV infections has stabilized in recent years, in many parts of the world, women and girls continue to bear a disproportionate burden of the pandemic. In the Caribbean, for example, women account for more than half of people living with HIV, and young women are twice as...Read more
Fourteen years ago, Edilia Natera learned she was HIV-positive when her doctor ran blood tests during her pregnancy. What would be devastating news to any expecting mother was tantamount to a death sentence to Edilia. “There wasn’t the same knowledge [in the Dominican Republic] in those days as...Read more