Road to AIDS2020, follow me Sargis Ghazaryan

My name is Sargis Ghazaryan and I am the Resource Mobilisation and Partnership working group lead for The PACT and I will be heading to the AIDS2020. Join me on the ROAD to AIDS2020. This will be the first time I will be involved in a major AIDS conference hosted by IAS. I am eager […]

COVID19 Impact on HIV/AIDs Response in Kenya

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has become a global health emergency, and we can already see the impact this has had on the HIV response. COVID-19 was first reported in Kenya on the 12th March 2020 and posed significant challenges for people living with HIV (PLHIV). The Kenyan government instituted several measures to contain the spread, […]

PACT Communique

The PACT is BACK! What is The PACT? As the global coalition of youth-led and youth-serving organisations working within the sexual reproductive health and rights and HIV movement, The PACT remains important for young people and youth organisations today working on HIV and SRHR. It remains a strong working group of young people who share […]

ICPD25: Interviewing a Young Advocate

With the ICPD25 taking place this week in Nairobi, we had the chance to interview Daglar Cilingir, a young SRHR activist currently working for Y-Peer on Monitoring and Evaluation. Daglar shared expectations for ICPD25 as well as thoughts on the importance of this event. You can find the interview below: What are your hopes for […]

Fighting hierarchy and tokenism

?Young people at the forefront of advocacy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Reproductive Justice. By: Carles Pericas Escalé Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) Contributors: Mireia Amat, L’Associació de Drets Sexuals i ReproductiusBruna Martinez, Amsterdam Youth ForceRuben Pages, UNAIDS??“Young people have the fundamental right to participate in every process that affects or […]

Beginning last year, Watipa (commissioned by UNAIDS and the PACT as part of its #uproot agenda) carried out a study to better understand and document community-led interventions that aim to strengthen demand creation and uptake of HIV and sexual and reproductive health services, with a focus on engaging young people as beneficiaries, partners and implementers.  The […]

Door to door campaign to combat GBV against women

Non-governmental organisations and government agencies in Zimbabwe are campaigning to Leave Noone Behind: End Violence against women and girls. In Mutare, Women’s Action and Support Centre (WASC), a Non-Profit Making Trust has joined the bandwagon of organisations in combating gender based violence (GBV) against women and girls which is now rampant in the country. In […]

World AIDS Day commemorated by Human Touch, with focus on children and adolescents

On World AIDS Day 2017, Human Touch Foundation brought together adolescents living with HIV, representatives of NGOs, government officials at ASRO, Tivim on 1 December. The event saw the launch of “Bloom and Blossom” club of adolescents living with HIV by Honourable Minister for Health and Women and Child Development, Government of Goa, Shri Vishwajeet […]

The Nightmare of Seeking Justice For Sexual Violence Survivors in Kenya

?Justice for survivors of sexual violence remains to be an illusion that they seem to chase despite the enactment of the sexual offenses act which was enacted in response to curb the escalating sexual violence. According to the Kenya Domestic Household Survey (KDHS) 2014, 14 percent of women aged 15-49 reported having experienced sexual violence. […]