We use radio to amplify youth voices across Africa, giving them the skills and tools to speak about their lives
Our 16 young reporters from five African countries amplifying youth voices this July at the International AIDS Society Conference – AIDS 2016.
While new HIV infections have declined since 2000, adolescent HIV-related deaths have risen sharply, especially among 15- to 19-year-old males, calling for youth sensitive policies, approaches, and messaging to better engage those youth who are most at risk. Operating out of a pop up radio booth on site, our experienced reporters will have the opportunity to interview leading scientists and policy makers from around the world, and along with other youth in attendance, will develop their own ‘call to action’ for adolescent HIV policy. They will challenge delegates and experts to engage with them on HIV/AIDS related topics such as stigma, LGBTI issues, treatment and youth-friendly services, bringing a ‘hard talk’ youth angle to this important global event. Please join us as we get to know these important young voices.
(Photo of Beatrice Phiri from Zambia by Sydelle Willow Smith)
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