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The 2017 Pakistan National Human Development Report (NHDR) focuses on the country’s youth as a critical force for shaping human development in the country. This Report covers three drivers of youth empowerment – education, employment and engagement – with the objective of informing public policy discourse and improving the policy landscape for young people.
The purpose of the report is to showcase the significant contributions of many partners to research, innovations, community mobilization, programmes and policy actions aimed at ending the AIDS epidemic in adolescents in support of the ALL IN! agenda. UNICEF and UNAIDS acknowledge the regional and country office colleagues, national and implementing partners below for the ongoing work to support this global agenda and documented in this report, as well as for their support in the development of this report.
This document provides you with a coordinated approach taking into account the linkages between young key populations, the SDGs and the UNDP Youth Strategy in order to better align your advocacy with the global 2030 agenda. You can view the full text of the UNDP Youth Strategy 2014-2017 here.
Bangladesh remains a low HIV prevalence country. A total of 3,674 cases of HIV have been registered, however, the estimated number of people living with HIV is around 9,500.1 Social and economic factors could trigger a dramatic rise in the number of new HIV infections unless appropriate strategies and actions are urgently taken.
Child marriage is widespread in Bangladesh: 11% of young adolescent girls (aged 10-14) and 46% of young people aged 15-19 are married. In rural areas, 85% of girls are married by the age of 16. Often the husbands are much older, which puts them in a position of control over the girls’ sexual and reproductive health. This case study follows three health journeys of young people who have come to access Link Up services.
This case study outlines how the Link Up project supported and further developed young key population network the Myanmar Youth Stars (MYS) to empower young people most affected by HIV in order to improve their access to integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights services. It describes how the network helps young people most affected by HIV acquire practical skills in management, leadership and advocacy.
Keywords: HIV, stigma and discrimination, prevention, treatment, care, sexual and reproductive health, rights
This case study describes how Alliance Myanmar, through the Link Up project, collaborated with community-based sex worker organisations to defend young sex workers’ rights. It focuses on the use of monitoring and response system REAct (Rights- Evidence-Action), which provides support for young sex workers who have been arrested as well as collecting data and evidence to inform advocacy.
Keywords: HIV, sexual and reproductive health, sex work, prison
Condoms are a highly effective and widely used method to prevent transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies.
A global consultation meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 6 to 7 November 2014, to reaffirm the critical role of male and female condoms as part of combination HIV prevention, to shape an agenda to scale up condom promotion and distribution, and to identify strategies to overcome bottlenecks in scaling up.
Keywords: HIV, prevention, female condoms and lubricants
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to programme designers, implementers, policy and decision makers on how to meaningfully engage adolescents in the AIDS response and broader health programming, and to demonstrate why adolescents and youth are critical in efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. It also highlights what steps should be taken to implement programmes and policies that improve adolescent health outcomes (including for HIV) at the national, regional and global levels.
Youth LEAD aims to surface the issues of adolescent key populations including adolescents living with HIV through their personal stories. This book presents seven stories of adolescents in three countries, namely, Thailand, China and the Philippines with an aim to inform ways to support and strengthen HIV programming and policy development in the region. Most importantly, these stories reflect realities of adolescents from key populations that may inspire other adolescents on how they are able to weather the storm and fight for their rights.
Intrepid Nepal (INPL) carried out this Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) survey under the leadership of the National Center for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) with financial support from Save the Children International, Nepal. This is the first round of the IBBS Survey conducted among street involved children and youths in three districts in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. This survey is a part of the National HIV Surveillance Plan (2012) and National HIV and AIDS Strategy (2011-2016). The first round of the survey was undertaken to determine the prevalence of HIV infections and to assess the sexual and/or injecting behaviors related to HIV among street involved children and youths in the Kathmandu Valley.