SDGs: Research from youth perspectives

Author By Andrés Gaeta.  Tijuana, MexicoDuring the first week of October, young people from all latitudes of Mexico met to discuss the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and the follow-up to their implementation using research as the main tool. The development of research from a youth perspective is a paradigm shift that questions knowledge […]

YVC launches two videos demanding CSE for young LGBTQ+ people

“We want Comprehensive Sexuality Education,” young LGBTQ+ people in Asia and the Pacific have said. Youth Voices Count (YVC) coinciding with the opening of 9th Asia Pacific Conference of Sexual and Reproductive Health in Vietnam releases two videos featuring young LGBTQ+ people demanding comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). ? “Young LGBTQ+ are amongst the worst affected by […]

Today Is The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Today the 25th of November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  This day also marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year the theme is ‘Leave no one behind’.According to […]

Opportunity: Call For Submissions

The PACT is inviting young people aged 16 to 30 to send any one of the following: (a) An essay, opinion piece or news item on any of these themes: Gender based violence in relation to the theme “Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls”. (400 words maximum) Human Rights in the […]

Young People in the heart of CCM: Making CCM work for young people (Report)

Young people are at the center of HIV epidemics, and we cannot bend the curve of the epidemic without the prioritization and participation of young people as beneficiaries, partners and leaders in the HIV response. The Lancet Commission Report (2015) shows that HIV prevalence among young people and adolescents account for almost 39% of all […]

‘Education as a Vaccine’ Trains Youth Data Reporters

Author Ewulo Bayo is a Communication Intern with EVA. On  30th October, Education as a Vaccine commenced a 4 day training for Youth Data Reporters for its ACT!2030 Project with 50 young people across 12 states of Nigeria. According to Itoro Ekanem, the Program Officer, ACT!2030 is a global movement of young people advocating for the rights […]

The 2016-2017 Progress Report Is Out.

During the International AIDS Conference in Durban last year  THE PACT revised its goals and strategized its  priorities for the next three years, given the new political landscape with the recently agreed Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS in June 2016. This report looks at those priority areas and the progress made in each of them. 

Making CSE Inclusive for Young Key Populations

With Support for HIV Young Leaders Funds, IPPF, PACT, UNESCO Author: Shubha KayasthaLayout: Seita Perdana, Youth LEAD  Comprehensive Sexuality Education has proven to have positive impact on sexual and reproductive health (SRH), reduction of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV and unintended pregnancy. CSE that is beyond information, which include opportunity to learn essential life skills, […]

The PACT Elections Results for 2017

The PACT elections for the year 2017 has been successfully accomplished. A total of 29 votes have been received.  We are happy to announce the results: PACT C&C: Youth LEAD, focal person: Nancy Zhang ( PACT Co-Chair: Teenergizer, focal person: Dany Stolbunov ( Lead Priority 1: Advocate and promote youth-led accountability and participation for the […]