Tagged with Sexuality

PSI-C works with youth against Gender-based Violence (December 20, 2015)

PSI-C works with youth against Gender-based Violence (December 20, 2015)

Educating youth is essential in preventing and eliminating gender-based violence (GBV) in T&T and worldwide. Population Services International-Caribbean, in its mission to support NGO’s working on the issue on the ground, has instituted a “Make It Stop” Campaign to empower youth with the skills, knowledge and abilities to change behaviour. Program assistant Sharon Mottley said … Continue reading

FPA in De Living Room (December 6, 2015)

FPA in De Living Room (December 6, 2015)

For teenagers and young adults, obtaining contraception and being educated about its usage can be difficult. There is often stigma around talking about sex and being sexually active. Some may be embarrassed, some may be fearful, either of their parents or their partners finding out that they are using contraception, especially in the case of … Continue reading

The GT Project – Empowering Young Girls to Talk Sex (November 15, 2015)

The GT Project – Empowering Young Girls to Talk Sex (November 15, 2015)

Getting young people talking about issues affecting them, including sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence, is increasingly important, in order for attitudes to change. One such project was recently carried out by the non-governmental organization (NGO) Community Action Resource (CARe) at the St. Jude’s School for Girls. The program, titled The GT Project, aimed … Continue reading

The Sexualization of Willow Smith

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
We need to talk for a hot second about the sexualization of young girls. Specifically, we need to talk about the sexualization of Willow Smith by the media. In case you’ve somehow missed the whole hullaballoo, the picture below of thirteen year old Willow and twenty year old actor Moises Arias was recently posted…

Moving away from the cult of the body in 2014

Originally posted on Fit and Feminist:
In recent years, I’ve made a habit of spending the last several days of the year engaged in a sort of psychological reset, which is basically a fancy way of saying I spend my time relaxing and thinking about things.  I haven’t normally made resolutions because I’ve found that…

Diary of a mothering worker. August 28, 2013

Originally posted on grrlscene:
Post 115. Ziya is two, but she’s clear about sex, her body and reproduction. That gives her a language to ask questions, assess knowledge, think about herself, identify her rights and break silences around all too common phenomena such as child sexual abuse. If you ask her how babies are made,…

Sex-Positive

I felt oddly liberated this weekend.  I sat in a room of media personnel and advocates for minority communities such as LGBT people, sex workers and persons infected with HIV and AIDS.  What struck me, in addition to the fact that these people were willing to put their faces out there on behalf of these … Continue reading