Posted on: March 03, 2017
YourLife WCD Ambassador Kizanne about contraception accessibility for all - featuring six young people’s attitudes, perceptions, and experiences with contraception
Kizanne James - WCD Ambassador
Kizanne is promoting access to and use of the most effective forms of contraception in the densely populated St. Joseph District of Trinidad and Tobago. By debunking myths and sharing young people's stories, Kizanne is showing the positive impact of contraception, creating healthier attitudes towards youth access to contraception, and advocating for greater government involvement in sexual and reproductive health policies and programs.
Through her Project, Kizanne will:
- Develop a website and mobile app that contains information about different types of contraception and exact locations of where to find them
- Produce a documentary featuring six young people’s attitudes, perceptions, and experiences with contraception from around the community and across the region
Kizanne is an award-winning youth leader from Trinidad and Tobago with over 15 years experience in youth leadership. She is a Chevening Scholar and medical doctor who is passionate about women’s health issues, particularly those related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. She is the founder of Caribbean Youth for Philanthropy, a network of youth leaders from various Caribbean Islands working towards promoting youth empowerment and development, and a special advisor to the St Joseph Police Council of Trinidad and Tobago Community Outreach Program.