“Do you think it’s shocking that 7,000 young people around the world are infected with HIV every day? Do you think it’s crazy that despite 60% of all new HIV infections occurring amongst young people their sexual health is still not a priority for the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID)?” Then this new ‘Advocacy for Action’ toolkit from Restless Development is for you! Find our more here.

“Do you think it’s shocking that 7,000 young people around the world (aged 15 – 24) are infected with HIV every day?

Do you think that young people have the right to decide what happens to their own bodies?

Do you think it’s crazy that despite 60% of all new HIV infections occurring amongst young people their sexual health is still not a priority for the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID)?”

If you answered YES to any of the above then this is the resource for you! Advocates for Action (A4A) is an advocacy programme run by young people for young people committed to “influencing international policies, raising awareness of the specific needs of young people and advocating for our rights!”

The A4A toolkit has been created to equip young people in the UK with the tools necessary to advocate for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH&R) of young people around the world. Too long have young people been institutionally ignored in the policy making processes that affect their health and lives, A4A is determined to claim a “seat at the table”.

This toolkit was produced by Advocates for Action with support from SWP (now Restless Development).

Full toolkit: http://www.restlessdevelopment.org/file/final-toolkit-pdf

Written by Restless Development

Restless Development is a youth-led development agency placing young people at the forefront of charitable development in Africa and Asia.