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Sarah Wall presents at Columbia about Gender Issues
Unofficial Ambassador Sarah Wall gave a presentation at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) April 5, 2015, on her work in the summer of 2014, interning in Yogyakarta, Indonesia with a women’s health organization, PKBI DIY.
Sarah organized her talk to students at Columbia through SIPA’s Gender Specialization track. During the presentation Sarah highlighted key aspects of PKBI DIY’s work in Indonesia such as sexual education, improving access to clinics, and youth outreach.
Americas Unofficial Ambassadors would like to thank Sarah for her service and her continued role as an Unofficial Ambassador.
About PKBI DIY
Established in 1957 with the aim of promoting equal and fair reproductive and sexual health rights for all, PKBI DIY initially ran both educational programs for youth and a clinic-based program that provides counseling services. Since 2005, the organization has widened its support to include services for marginalized groups such as sex workers, street children, LGBT communities, and people living with AIDS through a community organizing program. PKBI DIY also campaigns against gender and sexual orientation-based discrimination.