The experts at the upcoming AIDS conference in Vienna want to know what you think about HIV Education. Let them know your opinions by answering four simple questions.
My name is Lindsay Menard-Freeman, and I’m the Program Officer at the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS. I have been working on youth activism, HIV advocacy, human rights, and sexual and reproductive health and rights in the US for about 5 years now. I believe that giving young people the information and resources they need to protect themselves is at the center of a comprehensive approach to HIV prevention. When provided with accurate sexuality education, young people can be agents of change.
Below, I have four questions for you related to sexuality education. Take a look, and let me know what you think!!!
Join the interactive conversation
This summer, from July 18 to July 23, a conference on HIV/AIDS will be hosted in Vienna. This conference will be attended by policy makers, people working in the field, and people living with HIV. Even though you can’t participate physically, you can participate and have your say online.
During the conference, there will be an interactive discussion hosted by UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA, and WHO entitled: “Right For You! Creating Game Changing Strategies for HIV and Young People.”
Leave comment, have your say
Please leave a comment below and reply to the four questions. We want to know what issues, comments and questions young people have about HIV and education. A panel of experts will be answering some of the best responses and comments. They include Dr. Doug Kirby, an HIV researcher and author of The International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education and Darlington Muyambwa, a youth activist and programme manager of an organization providing information on HIV to students in Zimbabwe.
It’s an exciting way to interact with the international HIV/AIDS community, so join the Conversation! Your comments will also be part of a survey on HIV prevention. Let us know what you think about these important questions related to condoms by commenting on this blog-post.
Lindsay is the Program Officer at the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS, a youth network of over 4,500 young people working to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS in their communities. While completing her M.A. program at Columbia University in Human Rights Studies, Lindsay served as a Program Intern at GYCA through the summer/fall of 2008. Her focus within human rights is gender/women's rights and public health. She has conducted research on sex workers' rights and HIV/AIDS, trafficking into forced prostitution, reproductive rights, and sexual health. Lindsay graduated cum laude from the University of New Hampshire in 2006 with a double major in English and Women's Studies. While in New Hampshire, she worked at a non-profit community women's health clinic as a counselor and, as a result of this experience, Lindsay's interest in reproductive health and rights started to grow. She is excited to continue working in this sector by joining GYCA's staff.