Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency to combat rape and sexual violence.
Targeted health campaigns can actually leave local people with a greater sense of shame – without helping them kick unhealthy habits.
Awareness campaigns can only go so far to stopping the stigmatization of mental health. Change occurs once we stop shaming ourselves and others for our bias.
Chhaupadi, the practice of exiling menstruating women and girls from their home, often to a cow shed, is still practised in some areas of Western Nepal.
Researchers from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS share the latest research on HIV prevention, treatment and stigma.
The tombstone, revolver and grim reaper imagery of the 1980s and early 1990s have cast a long shadow.
Introducing companion animals to South African prisoners and encouraging them to write could aid their rehabilitation.
Research shows that Aspirin could reduce the number of HIV infections in women at high risk for HIV, such as Kenyan female sex workers.
Art can be a powerful means to confront and subvert stigma around menstruation.
Art is no cure all. But it can open up new spaces for us to ask new questions.
In Uganda stand-alone clinics for HIV treatment persist because of stigma and overcrowding.
The continued prevalence of fat stigma and shaming needs to be challenged.
The hostile environment that marginalised people find themselves in serves as a source of constant stress.
Media portrayals don't help misconceptions about disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. So what do these terms actually mean?
Sharing data about users' HIV statuses is bad enough. But why collect it in the first place?
Stigma stops people from getting tested for HIV, and staying on their treatment. Unless it's addressed, the AIDS epidemic will persist.
But you wouldn't know it to look at a newspaper.
Stigma continues to inform legal, social and cultural attitudes towards sex work and remains a barrier to health, human rights and justice. Developing stigma indicators is one step towards change.
Consensual sex work, like non-commercial sex, mostly happens behind closed doors. Yet stigma toward and ignorance about sex workers makes people panic when we try to talk about reform.
The number of new HIV-positive cases has sharply declined – in most parts of the country. Nonurban areas, particularly in the South, are showing sharp increases. Why?