The new report, "Piecing Together the Prevention Puzzle: Recognizing HIV vaccines as key components of a comprehensive prevention strategy for young people", analyzes young people's unique vulnerabilities to HIV and identifies young people as critical stakeholders in the development of effective HIV vaccines. This report outlines ways in which an HIV vaccine is a critical prevention tool that will truly respond to the issues that make young people particularly vulnerable to HIV.
GYCA is a youth-led global network of over 8,260 young leaders and adult allies working on youth and HIV/AIDS in over 170 countries world-wide. GYCA's mission is to empower young leaders with the skills, knowledge, resources and opportunities they need to scale up HIV/AIDS interventions amongst their peers.
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While there have been many successes in the AIDS response, 30 years into the epidemic awareness about HIV is still very low in many places. Only 24% of young women and 36% of young men in low-and middle-income countries have adequate knowledge about HIV and how to prevent it. An estimated 4.5 million young people are living with HIV today. Many lack access to lifesaving treatment. There are about 2,100 new HIV infections among young people, every day! HIV continues to spread at alarming rates in some areas with a high prevalence among the age group of 15-24 years.
Young women continue to bear the brunts of key populations infected and affected, and have up to 8 times, more HIV than men in Africa.
The Global Youth Coalition on AIDS (GYCA)…a member of the ICASA YouthFront, in partnership with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), conducted a training workshop on youth engagement in new prevention technologies...
Dear GYCA members, Hello once again from Nepal. This is my final blog post wherein I will be talking about the final outcomes of my project, along with the successes and challenges faced throughout. We were aiming to increase the number of youngsters having right information about peer-pressure, drug use and HIV and AIDS and empowering young Nepalese to prevent and not be a part of peer pressure driving the vicious cycle of drug use and HIV through extensive participation with collaboration and partnership with school administration, parents, management committees and other civic organizations. We were able to reach 370 youngsters with the right information among which 75% showed raised awareness level in the post-test survey. We...
The emergence of young leaders in project management has exposed some pertinent challenges in managing small grants projects. The execution of Our Chances with HIV Project' in Cameroon was a great experience on such challenges. We faced challenges like scope changes, adherence to HIV confidentiality policy and working with partners. Let me share an experience on scope changes.
GYCA announce the award of small grants for my project in January. That was quite timely since the project was planned for January to June 2010 in consideration of the National Youth Week that runs from February 1st...
An AIDS vaccine, used in combination with other prevention tools, will be uniquely suited to the needs of youth, but no prevention tool will protect young people if it is not designed to respond to their unique social, legal and cultural realities.
On December 1st, 2007, members of the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA) commemorated World AIDS Day with 104 local events in 34 countries. The goal of the events was to highlight the pressing need to build youth leadership and to listen to the voices of young leaders fighting HIV and AIDS in their communities. Despite the fact that 40% of the 2.5 million new infections each year occur in young people aged 15 to 24, young leaders are uniting to inspire others from our generation to take action against HIV and AIDS on our own terms - through street theater, care for AIDS orphans, peer education and work with young injecting drug users. GYCA events were organized in partnership with the World AIDS Campaign's "Take the Lead" World...
For World AIDS Day 2008, GYCA is partnering again with World AIDS Campaign to coordinate youth-led World AIDS Day events worldwide. This year’s theme is leadership: which gives you an opportunity to highlight youth leadership through a wide range of possible activities in your community. Last year, GYCA mobilized its powerful network and members organized 50 events in 30 countries.1 This year, we are hoping to target more youth in more countries to “Take the Lead” in ending the spread of HIV! Focusing on our theme of leadership, you can organize an event that best suits the needs of your own community. It could be a networking meeting, a training, a film screening, a panel discussion, a letter writing session to public...
This toolkit will help you organize an event, a training, a film screening, a panel discussion, a protest, or another event that is well-suited to the need of your community on World AIDS Day.
GYCA and TakingITGlobal, with the support of the WHO, created a youth-friendly version of the WHO publication taking stock of HIV prevention programs for youth.
GYCA, Advocates for Youth, aids2031, CHOICE, World AID Campaign, Youth Coalition, YouthRISE
GYCA UNGASS National Youth Shadow Reports
GYCA UNGASS National Youth Shadow Reports
GYCA UNGASS National Youth Shadow Reports
Campus Mobilization (Group) Against HIV/AIDS, CAMAH is a campus based students oriented anti -HIV/AIDS campaign organisation. It is the National Coalition of Nigerian Students against HIV/AIDS which is existing in virtually all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria.
YOVI envisages a society free from child abuses, gender inequalities, HIV/AIDS, violence against women and child streetism, by creating an atmosphere where children, women and youth would have a voice and be outspoken through active participation in decision-making from the grassroots to national level.
To provide significant training based on social-economic related assistances to local entrepreneurs in connection to marginalized communities aiming at ensuring the acquirement of overall knowledge on incidental yielding, environmental conservation and oppression free that create effective opportunity to the achievement.
To have equal right and equal opportunity in Myanmar. In Myanmar there are many etnich group, most of the people (Who live in City and Town) get oppurtunity in every situation. However, who live in the rural area and in the village can not access the good education, awareness and other life skill training.
To establish world-class e-Community Centres so as to promote Community ICT Development, promote e-learning and enhance youth employment through ICT strategies in a bid to address digital disparities by establishing a free, fast and reliable communication highway for marginalized rural communities.
The World Bank Group in 2008 projected that by 2015, there will be 3 Billion young people; 2.5 Billion of them will be living in developing countries. Youth population in Sub-Saharan Africa has been projected to grow at a very fast rate while declining in China, Eastern Europe, and the Developed World. Meanwhile, the number of jobs available for this fast growing population is extremely small.
This year’s African Youth and Governance Conference held in Accra, Ghana therefore focused on Partnerships for Job Creation; A Wheel for Transformational Governance. Being the 4th of its kind, the conference...
International AIDS Conference took completely another dimension for me this time in 2012. My simple definition is to attend, make new partnership, form alliances with international recognized organization, advocates for my interest in the field, making formal presentations, etc.
The tussle began when I was refused scholarship to attend and I need to pay a sum of $690 for my conference registration if I must attend AIDS 2012. I paid this sum and secure my attendance.
Youth Pre-conference was where the drama began. It often prelude all/most International AIDS Conferences and I had the privilege of meeting all my long-lost friends that I met in Vienna @ the AIDS 2010. I attended all HIV/AIDS...