In Nepal, talking about sex and sexuality is taboo. Imagine not being able to get basic information, or even ask questions. I started working with a local organization so young people, especially young women, could talk about their sexual health and get the lifesaving information they need. With support from Advocates for Youth, after a three year campaign, we got comprehensive, age-appropriate sex education into schools in Nepal.
It didn’t happen overnight. It took years of meetings with policy makers, and the first online activist petition ever used in Nepal to get better sex ed in our schools. Now students can get information on topics like contraception, safe abortion, sexuality and sexual health services.
Advocates invested in me. They brought me to the U.S. for intensive 5-day training where I could learn and meet other youth activists and find family in the issues and challenges that connected all of our activism across the globe. Now when adults in Nepal know that I have been to the U.S., and have met with U.S. government officials, they have confidence in me and our work together becomes easier.
Advocates changed the course of my life and now, my country. Now, it’s your turn.
With thanks for all that you do,
Advocates for Youth
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