For hundreds of thousands of young people in Asia-Pacific, HIV is an everyday reality, yet when it comes to setting national and regional agendas on how best to respond to the epidemic, these youth find themselves on the sidelines of what for many is a discussion with life and death implications.
Old enough to marry, but too young to have consensual sex. Criminally responsible for one’s actions, but not legally entitled to HIV testing without parental consent. When it comes to legal and policy barriers keeping young people from accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services in Asia-Pacific, the incongruities abound.
Indeed, for Asia-Pacific youth, “How old are you?” is a loaded question – the answer could throw up legal roadblocks to potentially life-saving health services and information.
UNESCO is seeking applicants for an experienced professional to join the Sexuality Education, Gender and SRH team within the section for Health and Global Citizenship Education at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.
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