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This issue highlights the obstacles in access to HIV services and programs unique to young MSM and young Transgender people. This further provided recommendations to readers on how to put the Bite Size Brief into use including discussing the material with the communities, identifying key messages in their respective countries, sharing the brief with the stakeholders and advocacy allies, and translating them into their own languages.
This review analyses the inclusion of young key populations in the NSPs for HIV and AIDS of 19 countries in the Asia-Pacific region namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam. The primary document examined for the review of each country’s strategy was the NSP. However, where operational, implementation or monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans were available these were also assessed. These documents were reviewed using an analytical framework developed following consideration of: seven existing NSP reviews; guidance documents on comprehensive packages for key populations; and the HIV and AIDS Investment Framework.
Young people are facing significant challenges in finding decent job opportunities. The 2008 global financial crisis has disproportionately impacted youth across the world. The global recovery process has weakened throughout 2012 and 2013, and the global youth unemployment rate in 2013 is estimated at 12.6 per cent. Based on the ILO calculations, more than 73 million young people are currently unemployed. Despite the magnitude of this figure, youth unemployment represents only the tip of the iceberg. Young people are affected by decent work deficits and are over-represented among worker in poor-quality jobs, measured in terms of working poverty, low pay and/or employment status and the incidence of informality. The economic and social costs of unemployment, under-employment, discouragement and widespread low-quality jobs for young women and men continue to increase.
Keywords: HIV, young people, unemployed, gender equality, stigma, discrimination
This report presents the key findings and recommendations of the review of Myanmar's legal framework and its effect on access to health and HIV prevention and treatment services for people living with HIV and key affected populations.
Keywords: Myanmar, Legal, PLHIV, Sex workers, MSM, Transgender, Women, Girls, Children, Young people, Key populations
This report aims to provide an overview of the key existing reports focusing on the evaluation and development of NewGen to date. It primarily provides analysis of data collected in 2014 which investigates the actions taken and the impacts resulting from the months following the NewGen training. All participants had undertaken the training at least 12 months prior to this follow-up study.
The Pacific Sexual Health and Well-Being Shared Agenda 2015–2019 (the Shared Agenda) is a visionary document that provides guidance and strategic direction to strengthen the sexual health response in the Pacific region by shifting the focus from a single disease to a rights-based comprehensive approach to sexual health.
Keywords: HIV, Pacific, STI, civil society, violence, young people, LGBT, MSM, sex workers, PLHIV, women
Experience of Self-stigma among Young Men who Have Sex with Men and Young Transgender Women and the Linkages to HIV in Asia and the Pacific.
To better understand how self-stigma relates to HIV, YVC undertook an in-person consultation in October 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand, and commissioned in-country research in 10 countries: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.
Keywords: TG, MSM, condom use, sexual violence, criminalize, discrimination
Annex 1. Key terms and definitions
The following are the broad objectives of the task team:
The Connecting The Dots (CTD) regional strategy lays out a five year vision for all units of the B-Change Group.
The purpose of CTD is to articulate how the group intends to bring community engagement in a Web 2.0 world to the next level. The focus of the strategy is to support the well-being of young people in the global South, by promoting health, human rights and civic participation.
The B-Change Group will work collaboratively across the business units and form partnerships with other like-minded organisations to execute the strategy in hopes of achieving long-lasting positive change in communities.
Support for the publication of the Connecting The Dots strategy was provided by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under the ISEAN-HIVOS Multi-Country Global Fund Programme (ME1–011-G01-H) and the UNDP/USAID ‘Being LGBT in Asia’ initiative.
Keywords: LGBT, youth, human rights, civil society, community, discrimination, sexual identity