Recently, Knowledge SUCCESS Program Officer II Brittany Goetsch chatted with Sean Lord, Senior Program Officer at the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (JFLAG), about LGBTQ* AYSRH and how JFLAG pursues their vision of building a society that values all individuals, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In this interview, Sean details his experiences with centering LGBTQ youth when creating community programs, and supporting them through initiatives like JFLAG’s peer support helpline. He also discusses how JFLAG has helped connect these young people to health care services that are safe and respectful, and how JFLAG is currently looking for opportunities to share best practices and lessons learned with others implementing LGBTQ helplines around the world.
From October 2021 through December 2021, members of the family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) workforce based in francophone sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean convened virtually for the second Knowledge SUCCESS Learning Circles cohort. The cohort focused on the topic of meaningful youth engagement in FP/RH programs.
D'octobre à décembre 2021, des professionnels de la planification familiale et de la santé reproductive (PF/SR) basés en Afrique subsaharienne francophone et dans les Caraïbes se sont réunis virtuellement pour la deuxième cohorte de Learning Circles de Knowledge SUCCESS. Le thème principal était la mobilisation significative des jeunes dans les programmes de PF/SR.