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 There is a significant gap between the sexual health outcomes of the general population and BAME communities.

In addition to our programmatic work improving sexual health equality, NAZ addresses these sexual health inequalities through influencing policy and practice.

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Support #SummerLovin

Summer Lovin’ is a campaign to: Highlight the disproportionate impact of STIs and HIV on BAME women Increase awareness about the importance of testing for HIV and STIs and the different testing options available Signpost to accurate and reliable information on sexual and reproductive health   Please...


NAZ as lead agency in a 3 years major Sexual Health promotion programme is along with Race Equality Foundation, GMFA and London Friend Antidote who have come together to form The Rise Partnership. Rise provides HIV Prevention and Sexual Health services to Black African & Caribbean...

The ‘never’ safe sex discussion

By Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor As a young girl growing up in Nigeria, the way in which my parents broached the subject of relationships with members of the opposite sex evolved like this:   Age 13: avoid boys, if they touch you, you’ll get pregnant. Age 18: I don’t want to...

Obama faces gay rights challenge in Kenya

Six and a half years after Kenyans started naming their children in honor of America’s first black president, Barack Obama’s name has also become synonymous, often derisively, with gay rights. “Go wait for your Obama,” a landlord reportedly told a gay couple as he kicked them...

Cuba Eliminates Mother-to-Baby HIV Transmissions

Other nations in the world can learn from Cuba, which today became the first country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, according to the World Health Organization, which validated Cuba through a detailed process.   “Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest...

Here are the 11 biggest asexual myths busted

You might think of sexuality as a spectrum, a straight to gay gauge with every color of the rainbow in between. Or you might think of it in boxes, labeled upon delivery at birth. But there are those who don’t fit on any scale or section...

Melancolía árabe

Although he has published eight books and most of them have been translated, although it won the Flore prize and that has become the writer who should be invited when it comes to talk about Islam and homosexuality, Abdellah Taia still dreams of becoming a...

Reza Aslan wants Muslims to embrace same-sex marriage

Academic Reza Aslan has written an open letter to the Muslim community, urging people to accept same-sex marriage. Mr Aslan, an Iranian-American author, co-wrote a letter with comedian and Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj. In it, they urged: “Many of you are scandalized by the ruling (we know because you...