Tagged as: Stigma and discrimination

Challenging gender inequality and social exclusion 15 Oct 2021

Results from Looking In, Looking Out, a self-awareness training tool for addressing stigma and discrimination....

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Pandemic perspectives on sex and survival in the city 02 Jul 2021

In Ecuador, COVID-19 has devastated lives and livelihoods but sex workers have been excluded from government support....

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Maria’s story: “They have to see us as human beings” 19 Feb 2021

Diagnosed with HIV at 18 and shunned by the community, Maria found solace as a mentee with the READY to Lead programme in Zimbabwe and went on to beco...

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Suna’s story: out and proud in Mozambique 19 Nov 2020

Suna has embraced her identity as a lesbian with support from our Deep Engagement programme in Mozambique....

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Male sex workers and the fight for their lives in Malawi 13 Nov 2020

Men who have sex with men and who are also sex workers face a double stigma. Aniz Mitha knows exactly what this means, because he’s lived it first-h...

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Bakar’s story: the strength to be myself 05 Nov 2020

How Bakar, a young gay Mozambican, takes good care of his sexual health in a country where stigma and discrimination can make it a real challenge....

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When the law is an ass: challenging the state apparatus in Nigeria 23 Oct 2020

When Victor* was convicted for the “crime” of consensual sex with another man, after being unlawfully advised by a police officer to plead guilty,...

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Innovation and peer support create change for LGBT people in Mozambique 16 Oct 2020

In Mozambique, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people face deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination. This stops many LGBT peop...

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Theresa’s story: From stigma to peer supporter and beyond 06 Oct 2020

For the past six years, Theresa has been volunteering her time and sharing her experiences of living with HIV with other young Zimbabweans who are new...

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