In Good Shape
In Good Shape aims to utilize a wellbeing awareness approach through sports to advocate for health rights and healthier practices among young people in the Philippines. Together with young people of diverse identities (Ezekiel Vargas, Quino Reyes, Geli Bulaong, Nick Escalderon) the project promotes safe and supportive spaces to engage peers for LGBTIQ inclusion in the sports and fitness industry.
Rainbow Relief Response
QueerxBodies is an interview series that celebrates queer activisits and influencers in the Asia-Pacific region with an emphasis on the intersection between being queer and other lived experiences, such as race, religion, HIV status, neurodiversity, disability, indigenous culture, and more.
IGNITE! EMPOWERMENT GRANTS
Youth Voices Count is committed to supporting LGBTIQ youth-led initiatives in the region. Following the same vision of our IGNITE! Mentorship Programme in 2015, the Youth Empowerment Grants hopes to support youth-led projects working around LGBTIQ+ in countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. The grants will be implemented for a period of 6 months, which will include pre-activity preparations, fund transfers, documentation, and liquidation. This 2020, the IGNITE! Empowerment Grants is supporting 5 youth-led LGBTIQ initiatives from the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh. More information here.
#UPROOT Report Cards in Asia-Pacific
In 2017, under the #Uproot agenda, Youth PACT designed #Uproot report cards on the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS to assess how well a country is doing in achieving its commitments on adolescents and young people, included in the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV & AIDS. This has been an ongoing engagement between UNAIDS and Youth Voices Count. The Uproot Report Card has been implemented in seven countries.
On the Journey is a toolkit designed to help you provide gender and sexuality education to people who work in social services, health, education, and sport. This toolkit will be especially useful for people who work with, or who care for young people. This toolkit is developed by Boutokaan Inaomataia ao Mauriia Binabinaine Association (BIMBA) and Youth Voices Count. This was funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).