HEALTH & WELLNESS

Training: Right to Sexual and Physical Health

Training: Right to Sexual and Physical Health

The Young Queer Alliance organised a training on “Sexual and Physical Health Rights of LGBTQIA+ people” on 03 August 2021 to raise awareness on the importance of sexual and physical health rights of LGBTQIA+ people as well as to share prevention and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections to which LGBTQIA+ people may be exposed.

Queer, Disabled – Intersectional challenges

Queer, Disabled – Intersectional challenges

The past week, our little paradise has been shaken by the vehement dismay for people living with disabilities. The plights of people with disabilities are not different from LGBTQIA+ people. As Queer people, we need to stand in solidarity with disabled people, and fully aim at integrating society to them. Inclusion and enablers should be the philosophy driving a society towards a truly rainbow nation.

Pride Month: Groupe de Parole

Pride Month: Groupe de Parole

In the context of Pride Month 2021, a “Groupe De Parole” was organised by the Young Queer Alliance on Saturday, 26 June 2021 which enabled young LGBT people to share their life experiences in a post-lockdown situation.

PrEP information session

PrEP information session

On 24 October 2020, the Young Queer Alliance (YQA) in collaboration with the National AIDS Secretariat (NAS) organised a training session on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a pill which, when taken as per the right prescription, prevents HIV infection.

COVID-19 and LGBT people: Impact on livelihood and safety

COVID-19 and LGBT people: Impact on livelihood and safety

LGBT people as a community have shown resilience for decades, and our response to the COVID-19 health sanitary emergency should not be an exception. While adapting to physical distancing, self-isolation and quarantine; LGBT people can connect to the Young Queer Alliance through Facebook and other social media, our website, by email (yqa.mauritius@gmail.com) or through WatsApp 58028357 and be supported during the lock-down.

HIV: Index Testing is of concern to advocates

HIV: Index Testing is of concern to advocates

Index testing and assisted partner notification services are neither effective nor appropriate to use with gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and boys, particularly in contexts where this community is criminalised or at risk for high levels of violence, stigma and discrimination.

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