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HIV Young Leaders Fund

Supports organisations of young people affected by HIV/AIDS who are often excluded from or unreached by existing programmes, such as young sex workers, young men who have sex with men and young people who use injection drugs.

Our stories

To see videos of some of the round-one grantees discussing, in their own words, their participation in this programme and what the grant has meant to their organisation, click on the titles below:

Youth AIDS Fillipinas Alliance (YAFA)

Youth Speak Out! A youth-led project of SPN+

Pioneer Institute for Social Change

Vietnam Youth Network on HIV

Raks Thai Power Teen Network

To hear more about HIV Young Leaders Fund from young people around the world, watch their short film on YouTube.

Key Facts

Project: 
Youth-led HIV Initiatives in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Run by:
HIV Young Leaders Fund, in partnership with Youth LEAD

Region:
Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Population:
Young key affected populations (young sex workers, young men who have sex with men, young people who use injection drugs, etc.) and young people living with HIV

Challenges:
Heightened risk; barriers to prevention, treatment, care and support; stigma and discrimination; limited opportunities for youth and youth-led organisations to directly influence the policies and programmes that affect them

Activities:
Three year grant-giving programme for youth-led organisations focused on young people most affected by HIV; training workshops, peer support and other initiatives to provide grantees with access to mentorship tools and resources