Accomplishments

Advocacy Workshop on Scaling up the Responses to Young People and HIV

March 27, 2016

The project events entitled ‘Scaling up the responses to Young People and HIV’, which had been organized in three places namely Kathmandu, Mahottari and Sindhupalchok in conjunction with UNFPA and National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. The workshops were organized to sensitize policy makers and decision makers to scale up the responses to prevent HIV among Young People, and to encourage and empower Young People to be involved in HIV transmission prevention. As accordingly, workshop in Kathmandu was organized on 2nd August 2007; in Mahottari on 4th November 2007 and in Sindhupalchok on 6th November 2007.

Objectives of the meetings were to sensitize policy makers and decision makers to scale up the responses to prevent HIV among Young People, and to encourage and empower Young People to be involved in HIV transmission prevention.

Workshop at Central Level, Kathmandu

  1. Organized on 2nd August 2007.
  2. Policy makers, government officers, Young People, representatives from UN Agencies and I/NGOs participated
  3. No. of Participants : 30

Workshop at District Level, Mahottari district

  1. Organized on 4th November 2007 in coordination with UNFPA PARHI program and DHO Mahottari
  2. District level policy makers, government officers, , GOs working in relevant sectors, I/NGOs, Armed forces , representative from different political organizations, Journalists and Young People participated.
  3. No of participants : 30

Workshop at District Level, Sindhuplachok District

  1. Organized on 6th November 2007
  2. Federation of Nepali Journalist (FNJ), Sindhupalchok branch was a local partner for this program
  3. District level policy makers, government officers, Local government staff, Young People and large number of local journalists participated the workshop
  4. No of participants :30

Achievements at a Glance
Around 100 participants from different sectors including Members of Parliament and Political leaders took part in the workshop despites the political instability and uncertainty.

Key policy makers and decision level government authorities, I/NGOs are sensitized enough to focus their eyes to review whether the existing responses are youth focused.

Participants from different sectors especially from political parties and armed forces did not only appreciate the activity but also committed to work for and with young people to combat HIV.

Fact sheet on existing status of HIV and Young People was produced and distributed for participants at workshop, institution and young people. It that was informative to convince the people at large.

Young representatives presented the paper on the concerns of Young People. Young people involved in the process have been empowered to some extent.

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