Youth Voices

Call for proposals from Latin American and Caribbean Youth Champions to scale up an HIV-related advocacy project

  • Are you a young person under 30 years living with or affected by HIV in Latin American or the Caribbean?
  • Are you affiliated with a community-based organization and/or an HIV service provider in your community?
  • Do you play a leadership role in your community?
  • Are you passionate about advocacy?

If you answered yes to the above questions, you may be eligible for a grant to scale up and HIV-related advocacy project in your community.

For more details and to apply please download our application guidelines and apply through our online system. 

Proposals will be received until 15 September 2019.

About the campaign

Youth Voices is an advocacy campaign to strengthen, support and amplify the voices of young people on current HIV-related debates, issues and trends to influence policy makers, funders and healthcare providers to improve services for young people, including young people living with HIV and young key populations.

Currently, the campaign focuses on:

  • Expanding youth leadership across a range of community-based organizations through a “Youth Champion” seed grant programme on key priority topics: Get to know the current Youth Champions
  • Shaping collective advocacy through films and policy briefs to highlight young people’s contributions to and needs in the HIV response
  • Strengthening capacity and providing networking opportunities to young people at international meetings and conferences.

When the campaign was launched in 2016, it provided a platform for youth living with and affected by HIV to connect with their global peers through exchanging experiences on current topical issues. They shared their messages through films and blog posts, on social media and at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban (AIDS 2016).

About the Youth Ambassador programme

The Youth Ambassador programme is offered at the International AIDS Conference and IAS Conference on HIV Science to ensure that the voices of young people living with HIV, young activists and young researchers are heard at international meetings. In addition, the dedicated programme provides young people with opportunities to strengthen their research and advocacy skills to support capacity building.

Please visit the IAS 2019 website for details and more information about the Youth Ambassador Programme at IAS 2019.

Partners and sponsors

The IAS would like to thank the following organizations for their support to the Youth Voices campaign:

 

Past partners and sponsors

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Sponsors