A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South: We are working towards cultivating safe, inclusive, and self-affirming spaces in which all individuals can express themselves without fear, judgement or shame

Author: Suniti Neogy

किशोर यौनिकता – सामाजिक मूल्य और व्यावहारिक मतभेद

किशोरों में यौनिकता विषय पर चर्चा करना आरंभ करने पर कानून, आयु, मान्यताएँ व स्वास्थ्य जैसे अनेक ऐसे मुद्दे भी उठ खड़े होते हैं जो बहस की विषयवस्तु हैं। इसके साथ जुड़ा एक और मुद्दा यह भी होता है कि क्या किशोरों को, उनकी आयु को ध्यान में रखते हुए, यौनिक समझा जाए अथवा नहीं।…
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Changing Social Norms Around Sexuality And Safety For Adolescents

To ensure that important discussions about issues of sexuality can take place at home, in schools and between generations, efforts needs to be made to change the norms – especially those related to perceptions of safety. Individuals, institutions, organisations and policies need to work together to include safe spaces for reflections and opportunities for these discussions to become common practice.
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Adolescent Sexuality – Values And Conflicts In The Field

As development professionals, our tasks involve reflecting on the norms that service providers, colleagues and field staff engaging with communities hold on to so strongly. How can programmes create safe spaces to match up to service providers’ professional and personal beliefs so that they can challenge those norms in their own families and be non-judgmental?
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