#LinkUp: let's talk about sex

What happened when 940,000 young people in Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Uganda were given the support, knowledge and resources they needed to take control of their sexual and reproductive health.

  1. In 2013, international media reported news of Link Up, an ambitious three-year project to help young people in Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Uganda most affected by HIV claim their sexual and reproductive health rights.
  2. The news soon spread to social media via citizen journalism sites such as the Key Correspondents network.
  3. The project, run by a consortium of international and national organisations led by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, worked with a cadre of over 10,500 youth leaders, role models and peer educators.
  4. Aiming high: Meaningful youth engagement
  5. Young people in all five Link Up countries reached out to their peers with integrated sexual and reproductive health and HIV services.
  6. Innovative ideas from young people about how to connect with other young people emerged...
  7. ...as did incredible personal stories of empowerment.
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