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Young people who sell sex may be even more vulnerable to HIV than their older counterparts for reasons including a greater number of sexual partners, less power to negotiate condom use, and greater susceptibility to violence.
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.
Understanding data can be complex for anyone. This handbook produced by UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office in partnership with UNESCO, UNFPA, WHO, UNAIDS, Youth LEAD and Youth Voices Count, will help simplify some of the key questions you have about HIV terms, data and statistics. It’s design for young people between the ages of 15-24 years old of age who are interested in HIV issues and have some basic math skills. Adolescent and young peer educators, young advocates and young people involved in HIV programming for young people, including those from key populations at higher risk of HIV exposure, will find it particularly useful.
This handbook is designed as a comic book to take readers through the explanations. There are four key sections (a) defining and using key terms about data; (b) reading tables and graphs; (c) producing graphs for information sharing and advocacy; and (d) questioning data. At the end of the handbook readers will find quizzes to help test their learning, as well as definitions for terms used throughout the handbook.
The aim of the program is to create enabling and empowering environment in the selected countries to enhance the engagement of young key populations in the Global Fund processes at country level, with following specific objectives: (i) To synthesize and generate strategic information in relation to HIV and young people to inform the National Strategic Plan review and Investment Cases; (ii) Ensure youth partners have the skills and knowledge to influence the country dialogue for adequately resourced HIV responses for young people; and (iii) Ensure programmes funded through the NFM targeting young people are designed and implemented in full partnership with young people to ensure programmes are effective.
Keywords: HIV, young people, prevention, treatment, response
The Asia Pacific Inter-Agency Task Team on Young Key Populations (YKP) was established in 2009 to promote coordinated support from UN agencies and civil society partners to meet the HIV prevention, treatment, care and support needs of YKPs including: young men who have sex with men, young trans-gender people, young people who inject drugs, young people living with HIV, and young people selling sex.
Keywords: HIV and AIDS, young people, drugs, adolescent, advocacy, sexual reproductive health, laws
The Guidelines aim to support countries provide more effective and comprehensive HIV services for the key populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people and include discussion of specific issues relating to adolescent key populations. Although, there is still a lack of evidence to support recommendation of PrEP to transgender women. In this brief we highlight the recommendations made in the Guidelines that are most relevant to MSM and transgender people.
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