Let’s join this good cause!
#BreakTheStigma campaign began in 2015 when I was working with HIVOS and we’re focusing on transgender, HIV+ and MSM sexual health (including LGBTQ rights) for 6 countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, East Timor (Timor Leste), Philippines, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore. The campaign was to raise awareness that stigma towards the vulnerable key population is still high in numbers.
In 2017, #BreakTheStigma campaign is supported by Ukranian-Canadian Congress (UCC) and their Youth Engaging Youth (YEY) program together with Government of Canada on their #Canada150 celebration held a successful exhibition at Shadbolt Art Center in Burnaby, BC. It will cover people stigmatized as HIV+, LGBTQ+, racism, disability communities, mental health and indigenous people often attacked with harsh words. The intention is intended to raise awareness that stigma truly hurt people, even in disguised as jokes.
Easy! I will ask you to pick one or two words in English or in your own language, write them down on masking tape and sealed your mouth with it. The photos will be in black and white. The place of the photoshoot could be anywhere in Vancouver, or you can come to mini studio set-up in Commercial Drive. For some examples of the photos, check out Instagram: @BreakTheStigmaChapters
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