HIVOS “WE LEAD” PROJECT

Center for HealthCare Development and Youth Empowerment (Intersex Nigeria) is pleased to be part of HIVOS We Lead project in Nigeria.

We Lead is an innovative and far-reaching program that aims to strengthen the influence and position of young women whose sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRH-R) are neglected the most. It targets young women and adolescent girls who: live with HIV; identify as lesbian, bisexual, trans, or intersex (LBTI); live with a disability; and/or are affected by displacement. We are so excited to be part of this initiative.

The program puts young women rightsholders in the driver’s seat, connecting them with each other in Communities of Action. In these spaces they share knowledge, experiences and ideas, and learn from one another, while they also develop joint strategies to improve their SRH-R. We accompany and coach them as they work towards achieving the legal and policy changes, they have targeted. The program also empowers these young women to participate in movements and develop and lead campaigns to change the perceptions of policy makers and the public on rightsholders’ SRH-R.

Intersex Nigeria was recently represented by the Programs-Advocacy Officer in the just concluded LILO Inclusion Workshop that expands participants knowledge on the importance of an inclusive programming for young women and adolescent girls who: live with HIV; identify as lesbian, bisexual, trans, or intersex (LBTI); live with a disability; and/or are affected by displacement.

Read more here about HIVOS “We Lead” project.

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