Jun 18, 2012
Youth participation is very important in any UN meetings and world conferences especially when the topic is about US youth. During the 6th World Youth Congress, some delegates were not able to make it due to travel funding constraints since it is now covered by the congress organizers due to lack of funding. As most of the delegates that I have talked with said, the cost of coming to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is so expensive that they have to ask money from their parents or shell out from …
Jun 16, 2012
Meet Jermaine Case, one of the volunteers and Council Member for Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network or the JYAN. And oh, he’s a lawyer according to Mimi which makes him cool!
The JYAN is an initiative of the USAID funded JA-STYLE Project. JYAN is designed to develop youth leaders in the areas of advocacy, public education and capacity building in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, violence prevention, care and protection (including persons with disabilities), employment and entrepreneurship, education and training.
JYAN seeks to be the voice of youth …
May 19, 2012
Jamaica is known for being an extremely homophobic country, with records of homosexual men being beaten by mobs in public and communites and families chasing out gay men.
It was not until i was in a meeting where i realised that there is a great need for safe spaces for members of the LBGT community especially those in school.
what is a safe space?
A Safe Space is a welcoming, supportive and safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. Most LGBT students frequently hear anti-LGBT language and …
Created by me for this day specially.
The song use in the background is one which is sending a strong message of hatred for Homosexuals in the country and the Pictures bring across this message too.
The Ministry of Educations says “No to condom in Schools.” I beg to differ. Yes to Condoms in Schools…..
By now we must all be aware of the National Family Planning Board (NFPB) and National HIV/STI merger to form the national authority for sexual and reproductive health. While it is a good move to have the merger, we are now faced with the question, will these two entities — now made one — make more success in its endeavour, and what about the rights component associated with sexual reproductive …
It is no secret- Jamaica is probably one of the most homophobic countries in the world. As we embrace and celebrate International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia we see that as a country we need to do much more in regards to protecting the human rights of the citizens and especially those who are most vulnerable and members of the LGBTQ community would fit in this.
Homophobia is generally defined as hostility towards or fear of gay lesbian persons. The definition can also refer to social ideologies which stigmatize …
May 17, 2013
the we are Jamaicans campaign was started recently.
We Are Jamaicans is funded with the kind support of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) through its Global Fund Vulnerablised Project.
the campaign is focused on equal rights for transsexual and homosexual Jamaicans.…
May 17, 2013
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, celebrated on May 17th is used to commemorate the decision taken by the World Health Organization in 1990 to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. Though Quality of Citizenship Jamaica will not be doing an actual event this year, this statement is an expression of our solidarity with organisations, groups, and individuals around the world who will be celebrating.
The last report on State Sponsored Homophobia, produced by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (ILGA) and released …