From Bra Crusades to Protesting Against The Treatment of Trans People in Turkey... This Is, In Case You Missed It
Hello to all the beautiful people of the world, welcome to the third edition of In Case You Missed It, where we share stories from around the globe that you may have missed in the world of sexual health. This week we have three stories, three unique stories each explaining that, no matter how ugly the world may be, there's beauty and humility all around us.
1. LGBTI activists protest against violence towards trans people in Turkey
After the murder of 23 year old Hande Kader, a transgender woman from Turkey, many LGBTI activist took to the streets of Istanbul a rarity in Turkey and eve more unusual, famous figures in Turkey to the streets to protest in solidarity and to raise awareness for the murder of Kader and the treatment of trans people in Turkey. Her killing not only brings light to the mistreatment of Trans people and the LGBTI community in Turkey and around the globe, but also, issues related to Trans people- sterilization,sex work, and forced prostitution. Read More
2.Supporting Homeless Women and Girls, One Bra Strap At A Time
Dana Marlowe, Founder of Support The Girls is leading a movement on collecting feminine products for homeless women and girls around the globe (U.S, Mexico, Canada, and Australia to be exact) so far, she has collected over a 20,000 bras and over 50, 000 feminine hygiene products. Check out Support The Girls for more information and ways to contribute to this great cause. Read More
3. Journey into Abortion Safety: Sharing My Abortion Story via Twitter
Two Irish women (@TwoWomenTravel) live tweeted their trip to receive an abortion in England and so many women and men tweeted in solidarity. According to the UK Department of Health more than 30,000 women travel to England for abortions. The women live tweeted during their procedure to bring awareness to abortion safety and women's health, as well as, to show their defiance in a time when women from around the globe are sharing their stories, breaking barriers, and shining a light, the restrictive abortion laws in Ireland and around the world. Read More
In Related But UnRelated News
A21, an organization that is having their 3rd Annual Walk For Freedom, the event is an effort to fight human trafficking and share awareness to the global community. Click the Image For More Information
In The Know Corner
Did you know...Some Arkansas colleges are creating a new sexual education course on pregnancy well, how not to get pregnant. Arkansas has the highest rate of unplanned pregnancy in the U.S and to combat this issue the Arkansas Government have created a law that requires Arkansas Colleges to enroll incoming Freshmen's in Sexual Education Classes. Check out the NPR podcast : A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant
That's all for this edition of In Case You Missed It!