The highlights of the upcoming event are: ‘Platform’, a programme which would represent young emerging artists, key art spaces and collectives from across South Asia; and ‘Speakers’ Forum’: a panel of international and Indian art experts leading on to lectures and conversations that engage with the audience.As part of IAF’s expanded program this year, notable foreign and Indian museums and foundations will participate in an initiative called ‘Institutional’.71% of youth ‘know a little about available family planning services’ and 9% ‘don’t know anything about family planning’ whereas 26% of 20-24 year said they know quite a lot / a great deal about contraception and family planning, compared to 17% of 15-19 year old.The main barrier to reach youth regarding SRH information and services is stigma related to it.THE fear of being banished by family and friends is forcing Nepal’s growing LGBT community to seek solace in online communication, mainly through Facebook and dating apps using ‘secret’ names.
This year IAF also has brought on BMW as the Presenting Partner and the appointment of Zain Masud as International Director.
“For the treatment they say you need to take this medicine and maybe you’ll get cured, or they go for counseling,” Parsu said.
“One transgender lady was kidnapped and was taken to a rehab centre for many days.” But the LGBT community, while under the disguise of secret names, are starting to use social media to interact and meet within their fellow community.
“There’s conflicts from the families, their properties are labelled as forbidden, they are asked to leave home, they are forced to clean the streets, and all this leads to internal conflict.” “Even lesbians are forced to get married.” And for some LGBT youth, drastic measures are taken as an attempt to ‘cure’ them.
Medications and counseling are used by parents in an attempt to rid their children of their sexual and gender differences.