Closeup has partnered with Dhanak of Humanity, a not-for-profit organisation that works towards issues and challenges faced by couples who faced resistance from society for exercising their right to 'Choose'.
Reach out to Dhanak for guidance and support and embrace your freedom to love.
Disclaimer: Closeup does not take any responsability or liability for any kind of communication that takes place between an individual/couple and Dhanak. An individual/couple can approach Dhanak for support/help needed at their own discretion.
In the many years that we've stood for closeness, we've learnt that love happens in more ways than one.
state of attraction
9 in 10 youths wish for a world where people are free to be with the person they are attracted to
But fewer than 3 in 5 youths feel they actually have that freedom.
Barriers hold people back from experiencing the most beautiful feeling in the world.
3 out of 4 youths had pursued unconventional relationships
Yet 1 in 2 of those youths kept their unconventional relationships a secret due to fear of discrimination, judgement or public shame
53% of our youths fear discrimination, judegment or public shame when in an unconventional relationship
Support from parents and friends are key enablers of unconventional relationships
Media is a powerful force that can perpetuate or break stereotyped relationships
Source: Closeup purpose quantitative study, 2007 (n = 3,000 Brazil, India and the Philippines)
together, we can change this
Be an advocate for change.
Join the #FreeToLove movement by lending your voice and sharing your story with us.
Let your words inspire others. Tell us about your personal experiences in overcoming barriers to closeness, or share a message of encouragement to friends who don't feel free to love. Don't forget to use the hashtag #FreeToLove!
3 journeys of love
will love always win?
We don’t know. But we know for sure, it is always worth the fight.
In the face of adversity, love only gets stronger.
Two people in love can only get closer.
So from now on, Closeup pledges to advocate for the freedom to love in the most relevant ways we possibly can.
Not just in words, but through concrete actions that support communities.
Be our ally and join us in this movement.
Together, we can build a world that's #FreeToLove