Promotion of theConvention of the Rights ofthe Child
Out of 95 respondents, only 29%said young people in their communityhave a generalized knowledge of whatthe Convention entails, while a worrying52% said they don’t. This is even morein rural areas and because of amicablematerials.
Human rights for HIVeducation
One third or respondents statedthere aren’t any peer-educationprogrammes in their community thathelp empower young people to usehuman rights as a framework for HIV.
Rights of young LGBTT,young sex workers and youngdrug users
According to most respondents,homosexuality is regarded as a tabooand therefore, rights of young LGBTThindered. While there are some effortstowards the rights of young peopleliving with HIV, young drug users andsex workers, these could be improvedby involving young people in communityactivities and implementing publicpolicies of empowerment. Mostimportant, punitive laws must berepealed.
Respond and be active onhuman rights
Two thirds of respondents believetheir governments are either ‘somewhatactive’ or ´passive´ when defendinghuman rights of young people. This is ofparticular importance when following upon hate crimes and the efforts towardshumane treatment for drug users andgender equality.
3 priority issues:
Respondents identiﬁed 3 priority issues:Respondents identiﬁed 3 priority issues:
Right to conﬁdentiality and nodiscrimination of young people
Right to health services thatassure access to family planningservices, contraceptives, condomsand STI treatment
Right to comprehensiveeducation regarding sex, HIV,sexual and reproductive health anddrug use.
Provide education andinformation;
Promote human rights whenproviding treatment for young drugusers and young people living withHIV;
Include sexual and reproductivehealth and rights as part of thecompulsory educational systems’curricula, and
Include young people at policydrafting and implementation.
MAIN AGENDA ISSUES TO CONSIDER: