#We are all sexual
Outcome:
human rights
Organization:
City (headquarters):
Warszawa
Voivodeship (headquarters):
mazowieckie
Dates:
31-10-2023 - 31-10-2023
Status:
in progress
Project cost:
74 000 EUR
Funding:
74 000 EUR
Outreach:
nationwide
Types of activities:
social actions and campaigns, educational activities, psychological support
Target groups:
persons with disabilities, society

This project addresses the problem of violation of sexual rights of people with disabilities. As many as 70% of people with disabilities consider sexuality to be an important part of life, while 86% have not been given any support in this regard. Sexuality of people with disabilities is still taboo, and many stereotypes have been formed. Society does not consider people with disabilities to have sexual needs. In addition, girls and women with disabilities experience discrimination regarding reproduction rights, while LGBT+ people are frequently discriminated against due to disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The consequences of sex education not being provided include anxiety, feeling sexually unfulfilled, not engaging in romantic relationships, low self-esteem, and depression-related disorders.
In the project, the Project Promoter will conduct a social campaign aimed at young people with motor disabilities and those around them. Three short films will be made telling the personal stories of people with disabilities, meetings will be held with experts online, and a series of six article will be written by experts covering topics such as body mapping, supporting children with regard to sexuality, multiple forms of exclusion, violence towards people with disabilities, sexual rehabilitation, and physiotherapy. The Project Promoter will also hold six workshops for several dozen people, including couples workshops, violence prevention workshops, or for instance workshops on sexual orientation and gender identity. A helpline will also be set up, attended by sexology and psychology specialists. The project will primarily benefit people with disabilities, who will learn more about their own sexuality and their rights, and be more willing to exercise those rights. Public awareness of sexuality of people with disabilities will also increase, and the people closest to them will be more open and inclined to acknowledge their needs.

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