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Fwd: New HIV Young Leaders Fund grantees in Southeast Asia and thePacific for 2011-2012
Nov 30th, 2011 - 22:50:46
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From: Caitlin Chandler
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 5:51 PM
Subject: New HIV Young Leaders Fund grantees in Southeast Asia and the
Pacific for 2011-2012
To: Caitlin Chandler
*New HIV Young Leaders Fund grantees in Southeast Asia & the Pacific
mobilizing young people on critical HIV issues
*November 30, 2011* HIV Young Leaders Fund (HYLF), in partnership with
Youth LEAD, is pleased to announce seven new grants in Southeast Asia & the
Pacific for its 2011-2012 grants cycle for youth-led initiatives addressing
the needs and rights of young people most affected by HIV.
Over 95 percent of new HIV infections among young people in the region are
among men who have sex with men, sex workers, and people who use drugs
yet the majority of HIV resources in the region go towards programs
targeting all young people. HYLFs grants ensure most affected young
people have access to resources to deliver peer-based services, conduct
advocacy, and mobilize their peers to create a more effective HIV response.
Support for the small grants in Southeast Asia and Pacific has been
generously provided by ViiV Healthcares Positive
The seven funded initiatives are:
*Family Planning Organization of the Philippines Davao (FPOP~Davao)*:
Philippines: FPOP~Davaos youth-led project aims to increase the knowledge
of young men who have sex with men (MSM) on STIs and HIV, and increase the
access of young MSM to health services, including voluntary HIV counseling
and testing. The project will establish rainbow carts run by young people
in clubs and bars that young MSM visit; the carts will have condoms, lube
and referral information. Campus caravans will also visit five high schools.
*Kids Sun Group*: Vietnam: Kids Sun Group is a youth-led organization of
young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) based in Hanoi, and will focus on
enhancing treatment literacy among YPLHIV who have Hepatitis C
co-infection. Kids Sun will create youth-friendly information materials
about Hepatitis C co-infection, hold a training for young people who lead
ongoing support groups on Hepatitis C and HIV co-infection education and
treatment literacy, and facilitate a dialogue with YPLHIV program and
*Pioneer Institute for Social Change*: Indonesia: This youth-led project
will work with young women migrant sex workers in Baturraden. Through
community peer educators, young women sex workers will be linked to health
services, and will come together as a community to increase their
protection from violence and strengthen their negotiation power with
clients and police. The project will also include an advocacy workshop.
*Raks Thai Power Teen Network*: Thailand: The Raks Thai Power Teen Network
is a youth-led initiative based in Chiang Mai. Through the project V Teens
Empowerment, the Network will provide sexuality education and
psycho-social support to YPLHIV adolescents. Psycho-social support is
provided through a brothers-sisters approach where slightly older YPLHIV
work with younger YPLHIV who are facing issues related to self-esteem,
sexuality and dating, and reproductive health. The group will host peer
meetings to encourage YPLHIV to advocate for their needs and rights.
*Youth AIDS Filipinas Alliance (YAFA)*: Philippines: YAFA will build on
their 2010 grant from HYLF to strengthen their ongoing work at mobilizing
and providing critical services for young people affected by HIV, including
MSM through a drop-in center in Manila. YAFA. This center will provide
psycho-social and health referral services, including referrals for
voluntary counseling and testing. YAFA will also support YPLHIV to
participate in Manila on policy-making bodies, developing their leadership
and advocacy skills.
*Young People Living with HIV Speak Up*! *A youth-led initiative of the
Southern Self-Support Groups Network of PLHIV (SPN+)*: Vietnam: Young
People Living with HIV Speak Up! is a campaign to improve the quality of
services and policies related young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) in
Vietnam, especially in Southern Vietnam. Young People Living with HIV Speak
Up! will advocate for improved access of YPLHIV to sexual and reproductive
services and treatment. It will train YPLHIV to become advocates with a
variety of advocacy activities throughout the year.
*Vietnam Youth Network for HIV Prevention (VYPN)*: Vietnam: VYPN is a new
network established to connect and coordinate different youth-led groups
working on HIV. VYPN will address the problem of groups in Vietnam working
in isolation and sometimes duplicating efforts through providing platforms
to exchange information and experience and strengthening the capacity of
youth-led groups to be effective advocates at the local level.
For more information, please see the attached announcement.
HYLFs mission is to enable new leadership in the HIV response among young
people most affected by HIV. HYLF runs a small grants program that supports
youth-led HIV initiatives around the world. Funded work is for peer-based
services, advocacy, or community mobilization that focuses on young people
most affected by HIV. HYLF also provides support to grantees to become
advocates and links the knowledge of grantees with the broader HIV response.
HYLF is a project of the Tides Center. HYLF is governed by a Steering
Committee of the following organizations: Association of Positive Youths
Living with HIV in Nigeria, Global Network of Sex Work Projects, Global
Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Global Forum on MSM and HIV, Global Network of
People Living with HIV, International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
and Queer Youth and Student Organisation, International Treatment
Preparedness Coalition, Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network, World AIDS
Campaign, Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Y-PEER, and
on the Commission on AIDS in Asia: Redefining AIDS in Asia, 2008.
HIV Young Leaders Fund
caitlin (at) hivyoungleadersfund.org
Lindsay Menard-Freeman, M.A.
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS, a program of TakingITGlobal
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