This guide for young women and those working with them offers activities to motivate and enable young women to advocate for change and to mobilize others to do the same. A chapter on HIV/AIDS encourages discussion of the specific challenges facing women when it comes to HIV prevention, access to treatment and other services, and discrimination. It also provides guidance and activities to help young women become leaders in addressing these problems in their communities. Other chapters encourage them to take on leadership roles in addressing violence against women and promoting human rights, reproductive health, and economic justice. The manual has been field-tested by young women in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America, and its themes are equally applicable in the United States. Produced by World YWCA and supported by the United Nations Population Fund.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy challenges barriers to the rights and health of people affected by HIV through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources. We support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change that is rooted in racial, gender, and economic justice.