The first time I heard about PLAFAM was three years ago. Who would have thought that I would end up connected to this organization through community service, and that my experience would go even further than that when I become a volunteer? My PLAFAM journey has resulted in discoveries that have...Read more
The first time I heard about PLAFAM was three years ago. Who would have thought that I would end up connected to this organization through community service, and that my experience would go even further than that when I become a volunteer? My PLAFAM journey has resulted in discoveries that have...Read more
Venezuela has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Latin America, and after a stroll through Caracas, it's not hard to believe. Young women with pregnant bellies or babies are readily seen. In 2011, the Ministry of Health reported that nearly 1 in 3 pregnancies were among young women between...Read more
Venezuela has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Latin America, and after a stroll through Caracas, it's not hard to believe. Young women with pregnant bellies or babies are readily seen. In 2011, the Ministry of Health reported that nearly 1 in 3 pregnancies were among young women between...Read more
In the capital city of Caracas—nestled at the base of the impressive Mount Avila, which separates the city from the Caribbean Sea—theater is changing the lives of young people in Venezuela. Like other cities in Latin America—and the world—youth in Caracas are subjected to common myths about sex:...Read more
In the capital city of Caracas—nestled at the base of the impressive Mount Avila, which separates the city from the Caribbean Sea—theater is changing the lives of young people in Venezuela. Like other cities in Latin America—and the world—youth in Caracas are subjected to common myths about sex:...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
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
Last month, several staff members from IPPF’s Central Office visited our Member Association, Asociación Civil de Planificación Familiar (PLAFAM), in Caracas, Venezuela. They went to familiarize themselves with and document the organization’s work as a pioneer in advocacy and the delivery of sexual...Read more
Despite anti-discrimination legislation to protect the rights of sexual minorities in Venezuela, sexual orientation and gender identity remain taboo and sensitive issues. In 2008, Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled that no individual may be discriminated against or treated in an unequal fashion...Read more