Category Archives: Advocacy

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

– By Neelam Punjani, Youth Champion Pakistan I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in the 20th session of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations as a Youth Delegate. It was a truly transformative experience. … Continue reading

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Male inclusion in sexual and reproductive health initiatives: A training approach to involve more men from conservative Asian societies

Guest Blogger- Sarmad Muhammad Soomar While working in the field of sexual health I used to reflect on a statement learnt in Urdu literature during my college days. It stated that men and women are the two wheels of the life. … Continue reading

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Don’t have sex if you have a disability?!

Girls, boys, men, women living with disabilities have sexual desires just like anyone else! But their sexual and reproductive health and rights are often disregarded by society and overlooked by policymakers. It is assumed that they are somehow asexual. Women … Continue reading

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But what can I do about it?

We conduct workshops and meetings with young people and doctors and medical students and so many other groups and discuss issues around safe abortion, unsafe abortion, stigma, gender power and patriarchy and sexism. Sometimes the participants feel overwhelmed by these … Continue reading

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Why Language Matters!

“Violent.” “Sickening.” “Disgusting.” “Inhuman.” These are all words regularly used by prominent media sources to stigmatize and mislead on the reality of abortion. Such words are often used to smear and shame women who exercise the right to an abortion. … Continue reading

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