AID4Girls (Advocacy and Integrated Development for Girls)

AID4Girls (Advocacy and Integrated Development for Girls)

Ghana

AID4Girls provides access to accurate, reliable and youth friendly SRHR information and services to girls, women, young people especially LGBTQI people and community LGBTQI people in northern Ghana under extreme secrecy due to the laws that criminalize, discriminate and stigmatize against this group of young people in the country. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, reproductive health services have been been completely shut down for the LGBTQI community. Accessing these services from both public and private facilities not only results in victimization, stigmatization and discrimination, but LGBTQI people are often refused services and placing the at an extremely high risk of complications of their Reproductive Health ; recently one colleague was lynched whilst trying to collect her ARVs from a government hospital. AID4Girls works to provide essential, life-saving and rights-fulfilling SRHR services to the LGBTQI community including food, temporary shelter, home based care and the provision of ARVs at a safe house.

Hosted by Purposeful and convened by the African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights.

The 10th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE

27 June–1 July 2022